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Old 11-21-2005, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a new BB user. Got my 7290 recently. found that it has integrated bluetooth. Just wondering can I connect it to my bluetooth GPS? When I do a search on this topic, i always find the new model with the built-in GPS, but not any topics on how to connect them or software that can take advanage of it. I am quite sure someone must have asked this before, just that I could not find it. if anyone can give me some direct, that would be wonderful. TIA!

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Old 11-21-2005, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can connect your device to a bluetooth GPS Puck. Only the Nextel BB have GPS included in the handheld. All other devices must use the GPS Bluetooth Puck. Google Bluetooth GPS Puck and see what comes up.
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You might be able to connect to it, but you can't use it for anything.
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You might be able to connect to it, but you can't use it for anything.
HAHAHAHAA! I guessed that I would get a reply like this. I still can't stop laughing when I actually get it. Come on! what's the point for connecting it if nothing can be used? Well, i believe it is just the fact that it cannot be used.

talipse, excuse me, what's a bluetooth gps puck? i have Holux GPSlim 236 Bluetooth GPS Receiver. I used with my palm previously. Now i got my BB, wondering whether i work on my BB with it. a bluetooth gps puck is a different gps? different type of gps? please advise. thanks.
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Well, if you read one of the hundreds of threads on the Bluetooth, specifically for the 7290s, you would see that today it can be used only for audio wireless headsets and a few bluetooth keyboards.

So, the only funny part is that you are asking about technology that doesn't work.
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, if you read one of the hundreds of threads on the Bluetooth, specifically for the 7290s, you would see that today it can be used only for audio wireless headsets and a few bluetooth keyboards.

So, the only funny part is that you are asking about technology that doesn't work.
in fact, i did search for related topics on blackberry forums. found a thread mentioning the same thing that you have just said. then someone replied saying it is not true because BB can connect to serial bluetooth device without any security concern about RIM making the BB only accept audio and some keyboards thru Bluetooth. well, the technology is obviously there. In terms a PC, people can write a driver to talk to the bluetooth device, emulate a serial connection, then software can connect to the COM without knowing whether it is a BT serial or not. In BB, if the other thread about RIM making BT only support audio and keyboard for security reason is right, then it has to be back to RIM whether they open the support for "serial" connection thru BT. But then, I am new to BB, whether applications connect to "serial devices" in the same way as a PC? that i know nothing. With this question in mind, that's how i come up with thsi funny question well, is it fun that I cannot work with my BB and BT GPS together? hek... you bet.

Still... thanks, cuz it helps to end my searh.
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Default I think I found a GPS that may work

What about this.

http://www.handango.com/blackberry/P...opSectionId=-1

This claims it's for europe and it touts being about to see full color moving maps you the BB. The company claims the will have a US version soon.

Anyone know much about it?
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I also wonder if this product has mapping
http://www.mbiztech.com/products_mbizmap.html
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Here is my email dialogue with biztech. read from bottom up.
Looks like we are on to something.

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We do not provide GPS Receivers, be we recommend you use EMTAC Crux receivers. We have had the best results with those devices so far. BerryVine Companion is NMEA compatible, so it should work with most of the BT GPS receivers.



Kind Regards,



BerryVine Support Team




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Sent: dinsdag 4 oktober 2005 17:13
To: BerryVine Support Team
Subject: RE: USA GPS companion



So it is software and doesn’t include the GPS Bluetooth receiver? Correct? If not, are there any Bluetooth receivers that you know work with your product well.?

BB 7290.







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From: BerryVine Support Team [mailto:support@berryvine.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 11:09 AM

Subject: RE: USA GPS companion





BerryVine Companion is a try before you buy software product. You can find details about the product on our site at http://www.berryvine.com and download an evaluation version using our OTA site or from our main site. If you want to use the OTA site go to http://bb.berryvine.com using you BlackBerry Browser on your device and use the installation link on that page.



If you have more questions, feel free to mail us.



Kind Regards,



BerryVine Support Team




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Sent: dinsdag 4 oktober 2005 16:54
To: BerryVine Support Team
Subject: RE: USA GPS companion



I cannot remember, does the berryvine come with the actual Bluetooth GPS receiver or is it mainly just a map software?



Also how could I see the detail without buying it first?






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From: BerryVine Support Team [mailto:support@berryvine.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 6:08 AM

Subject: RE: USA GPS companion







The current version of BerryVine Companion already supports USA, but we cannot guarantee the level of detail is sufficient for your needs. Last week we had a meeting TeleAtlas and they promised to update our maps to the maximum details for North America. When the maps will be updated is still unknown, we hope it will be ready as soon as possible.

In the mean time you can tryout our current version and see if the level of detail is good enough for your needs.



Kind Regards,



BerryVine Support Team




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Sent: dinsdag 4 oktober 2005 2:35
To: BerryVine Support Team
Subject: USA GPS companion





When do you think you will support USA? Will it be this year?

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Old 11-22-2005, 09:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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What about this.

http://www.handango.com/blackberry/P...opSectionId=-1

This claims it's for europe and it touts being about to see full color moving maps you the BB. The company claims the will have a US version soon.

Anyone know much about it?
I just came across this one from the other thread as well. Tried it on my BB. Obviously, it has proven that BB BT cannot access BT GPS is false. I can read the GPS location correctly from my BT GPS thru this BerryVine Companion. Have not counter checked with my palm reading, but the degree reading is about right for my city. So, whatever BB BT only support audio and keyboard, technology does not exist, are all BS. (I am sorry, but it is true.)

However, i am afraid that because I am in Canada rather in the US, with the GPS reading, I cannot locate myself on the map. It just gives me a blank page. well, i don't think it is designed the use in canada anyway as I tried searching for an address on BerryVine Companion, it just show me the street, but not the location of the house number that I put in. May be someone in the states can try it out?

for the mBiztech, it is the first time that I hear about it. i will take a look to see what that is.

Thanks everyone! especially jhodor for bringing in the conversation with berryvine.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'll check around. I used to use teletype with my poctet PC and it worked great. I recently sold all my stuff on ebay to switch to BB. I really miss my moving maps. So I'm looking to upgrate from 7230 to 7290 ASAP as well as a maping GPS system within the next month.
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Anything new out on the GPS software available out there. berryvine and some others don't seem to constantly update for me. Just shows where I am on startup but does not "blip and move" as I drive? Also don't have routing built in? The maps look fine.

thoughts?
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I find nothing works better than a handheld GPS unit. SOme of the new ones have new receivers that are like on steriods and gets a fix in seconds! Being a owner of a larger fishing vessel, I could never see using a phone for your GPS.
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Not for me. I need this GPS setup for quick routing in the car. Of course for long term use like fishing a handheld dedicated unit is preferred just like a computer is preferred for emailing if you have it available. also being in person to talk is easier than a phone call.
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