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Old 02-03-2009, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody know how to get maps to work on my 8900 on O2?

I can't find it on the phone anywhere.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try changing your theme to another theme. also try doing a reload of the OS and make sure to select BlackBerry maps if your device doesnt show it installed in the application area of the settings portion. Settings -> options -> advanced options -> applications, should be listed there if installed
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What do you mean "get maps to work"?

To get GPS, especially for the first time, you need to be outside with a clear view of the sky and have Location Services on. Could take 15-20 minutes or more to get that first position fix.

You need a BB data plan for most of the map applications to work, i.e. BB Maps and GoogleMaps. Map data is downloaded as you use it and not stored on the device.

Take a look at the GPS & Map section as well.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What do you mean "get maps to work"?

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Sorry, I wasn't very clear.

I mean I cannot even see the BB Maps Icon, do I need the data plan for that? My data plan 'should' start sometime today.
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Then you "should" get the icon..
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So maps is not funtional without the Blackberry data plan then?
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that would be correct, but you should have the icon regardless, just without a blackbery plan, you wouldnt get maps to the device.
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Perhaps it is hidden?
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Perhaps it is hidden?
that is a possiblity. the best way to find out is to check in the applications setting.

Settings -> Options -> Advanced Options -> Applications.

if it is installed on the device it should be listed there as the screen shot below shows:



if not, download the operating system and do a reload and click options and select BlackBerry Maps
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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All sorted now, thanks for the help.

Once my data plan had been enabled by my provider I got 6 or 7 new icons, including maps.
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all my icons are shown, bb maps is installed in the advanced options.. i have no icon for it either...
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what theme are you using?
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i edited the blackberry.alx and noticed i got different icons with each theme, i reinstalled the original blackberry.alx so it would just have zen and silver, and still no bb maps/..
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did you check the applications folder? I am on the T-mobile Precision and it was in there.
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hmm.. not there
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is this a t-mobile 8900? or a different carriers?
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Try going into your address book and highlight an entry with an address stored in it. Hit the menu button and look between "Activity Log" and "Email {entry name}". There should be an option that says "View Home/Work Map", if you choose that it will launch BB Maps and show you their location.

If that's not coming up, then it would seem you need a service book to see it. I think AT&T users have something in their service books that stops BB Maps from working, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Try going into your address book and highlight an entry with an address stored in it. Hit the menu button and look between "Activity Log" and "Email {entry name}". There should be an option that says "View Home/Work Map", if you choose that it will launch BB Maps and show you their location.

If that's not coming up, then it would seem you need a service book to see it. I think AT&T users have something in their service books that stops BB Maps from working, but I'm not 100% sure.
ya i remember that att has that from my pearl.. might just be att..

I do not have that option... thx for the clarification
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I have T-Mobile, maps are loaded in applications and I can find locations using my address book, but no Icon for maps. Very strange....

Anyone else with T-Mobile missing the maps Icon, or maybe the maps icon is'nt supposed to be viewable.
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