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Old 01-24-2008, 12:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, only posted a couple times but im looking to upgrade to a better blackberry, currently have pearl 8100

ok so i want to upgrade to the full blackberry and im not sure which i should get.

the choices:
8800
curve

Those are the 2 sold at rogers website.. but then i saw a 8310


Question:
1. Which ones come with GPS
2. Do any of them come with wi-fi (and please explain what wi-fi is like does that cost money to use the internet or can you use your current wireless internet at home/office?)
3. Do they all send and recieve pictures?
4. Does the GPS cost money every time you use it?


Please answer as spacific as possible because i want to get the best but not overpriced blackberry. and going to rogers dealership it seems they dont have all the blackberry's nor do the sales people know as much as you people probably know

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Old 01-24-2008, 12:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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8800: GPS, no wifi, no camera
8300: camera, no wifi, no gps
8310: camera, gps, no wifi
8320: camera, wifi, no gps (bluetooth gps units will work.)
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Thank you that was quick couple questions with that thou:

Does GPS cost money for each use (i currently have a car gps that doesnt but maybe phones charge?)
WiFi does that connect just like a regular laptop or does it cost money as well like regular crappy internet phones?
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built in GPS will work with google maps or BB maps for free.
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GPS doesn't cost anything. There are some apps out there that use GPS for free and some better apps that use GPS that are not free.

Wifi web browsing doesn't cost extra.
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Great Information thanks!
this is helping my expensive decision

with my current car gps it says restaurant locations and malls and airports and everything. does blackberry gps do that as well?
basically is the gps worthy compared to the current car gps on the markets?

oww yeah and are the maps inside the blackberry or does it use the internet every time you use it?
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TeleNav will do POIs. Voice directions on your GPS phone: TeleNav
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As stated above, there are free GPS apps and not free GPS apps. You get what you pay for. I use TeleNav and love it.
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Wifi is free as long as the wireless connection is open and free, such as your own. If you want to connect at say, starbucks, they will charge you.
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You need to look at the GPS apps and decide for yourself based on what fits your needs and what you're willing to pay. Some are free. Some are not. Some have POI's. Some don't. Some have voice prompts. Some don't.

It's like asking if you can do word processing for free on a PC. Yes, you can but you might not want to be stuck with Notepad or Wordpad. If you want a fully fledged app then you'll need to pay for one. There's no single answer for "do you have to pay for GPS on a Blackberry." It depends on the GPS app that you intend to use with your BB.

Personally, I prefer Telenav and I'd recommend it. You can find plenty of information on it at their web site.

None of the carriers offer all the Blackberry models out there (some just aren't compatible with their networks for one thing).

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Remember one point on the GPS software... regardless of which one you choose... they ALL use data for their maps. This can be a real issue for Canadian users who do not have unlimited data plans. Everytime my GPS loads a CHANGE in a map.. I see from 50-100k of data being loaded. If you have a standalone GPS in Canada, it's still your cheaper solution.
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i ended up going with 8310
thank you for the information.
i will be coming here more often because blackberry's are grreat
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i ended up going with 8310
thank you for the information.
i will be coming here more often because blackberry's are grreat
Nice choice. I just moved from the 8830 to the 8310. The 8800 series keyboard is just not easy to use. I am at least 50% more efficient in typing with the 8310 than I am with the 8830.
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