Originally Posted by samos
Is the Torch's GPS system junk or do I have a faulty unit?
Using both the map program that came with my Torch and also using Google Maps ... it shows me several thousand yards from where I really am.
My previous Blackberry was the World Edition and it was terrific and showed me within a foot or two ... and was every bit as good as the "real" Garmin-type GPS units.
But Torch's GPS seems to be worthless, which is crazy in a Blackberry thats so expensive. Anyone having similar experiences or is it just me?
The several thousand yard error is because upon start up, Google uses cell tower triangulation and data to try to determine your position while the GPS is finding itself. Keep in mind, for GPS to work properly, you need to be outside with a clear view of the sky. The initial fix could take 20 minutes or more.