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Old 04-02-2011, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Curve 8520 on Virgin (UK) v5.0.0.681

I'm fairly new to the BB 'experience' and loving it, 'specially BB Messenger, which I thought originally I would never use!

Anyway, I downloaded Google maps and have used that successfully with it's limitations down to mast triangulation, but it's certainly good enough for town to town navigation .. Howevere, I also have a TomTom GPS receiver which I use with my laptop via bluetooth for when I'm off-roading and need better precision, within a few feet when possible, and that's the dilemma. I can pair the receiver with the BB, but the google app doesn't 'see' the gps signal, and nor does anything else I tried.

Can someone advise if it's possible to use an external bluetooth GPS receiver with the 8520 or not?

If it is, please offer a clue or step-by-step as to how to configure it to work. I've checked the FAQ's and previous posts, but nothing seems to apply, unless my search mojo is fubarr'd.

Many thanks in anticipation. ;)
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Use our search feature and also check out the GPS and Maps section. You can use a GPS puck. But if you are going to do that, why not just buy a stand alone GPS unit? Prices have come down, has more features than most of the BB apps, including Google, and it doesn't rely on a cell signal and BB dataplan to get the map.
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I am planning to have a Bluetooth TomTom gps receiver hard-wired into the Landrover (I built it in) to cut down on the number of 'things' I need to carry ... A lot of the time I don't carry the laptop or PDA with me, but will always have the Blackberry, hence the potential for using it. It's not to use in place of a TT but as an added 'thing' .. to play with mostly ;)

technically it should be possible, but I can't get it to work right now ..
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Heh .. sorted!

It was my lack of familiarity with Blackberry, it's all there in the options etc!
I'll post a 'How-To' in the mapping forum.
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