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Old 08-08-2012, 03:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I have tried 2 apps, neither of which is functional on my phone. I need a good app, reliable because I will be travelling and I just hate driving in circles! Thanks!
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Do you mean a Map application?

What have you tried so far? What specifically do are you looking for in a map application?

IMHO, if you are looking for a device to provide driving directions, the best device is a standalone GPS unit. They are not dependent on cell data to work, are fairly inexpensive on the low end, are easily updatable and very portable.
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Thanks for this! I am looking for a device to provide driving directions AND I want to be able to see a map of say a small area of downtown in order to find my way around walking. I like the idea of portable, waterproof because then I could use it when camping or hiking but really it would be best if somehow all that could happen with my Bold 9790.
Do you have a Bold too?
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Check the sticky at the top of the GPS and Map section for reviews of most of the Map apps for the BB. I still say a stand alone GPS unit is best for driving directions and perhaps when you are in the woods camping. You can always use the BB with BB Maps or Google Maps for downtown areas. I use my cell phone GPS/Map for walking and my in car unit for driving.
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For info in case you don't know, BlackBerry Maps and BlackBerry Traffic are two free apps from RIM that may be available to you. I know some carriers block BB Maps, and there might also be an issue of availability in your location. But look.

BB Traffic provides turn by turn directions by voice. BB Maps will provide graphic directions, and of course maps.

BB Maps is very simple, relatively speaking. But is has the advantage of updating fast if you are moving in a vehicle at highway speeds.
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Thanks for this! I am looking for a device to provide driving directions AND I want to be able to see a map of say a small area of downtown in order to find my way around walking. I like the idea of portable, waterproof because then I could use it when camping or hiking but really it would be best if somehow all that could happen with my Bold 9790.
Do you have a Bold too?
Portable yes, waterproof, never.

I also would use a standard GPS. They do make waterproof ones.
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