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Old 04-30-2006, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does any one know if there is a program for my 7250 to give me GPS Nav?
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Does your provider offer Telenav?
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Nope, requires a NEXTEL or MiKE BB to really work as they have built in GPS.
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I think you can get a standalone gps unit that bluetooths to your ph if it isnt gps self capable. telenav sells some I think. They are expensive.
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Old 04-30-2006, 10:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Bell Website seems to mention Assisted GPS (AGPS) on the 7250. How does that differ from GPS?

"Assisted GPS (AGPS) Ready for e9-1-1, Finder Services, Seek & Find and Business Tracking Services"

http://www.businessonthego.ca/default.asp?path=/7250/
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i just started using this app... mologogo

it is a little tricky on the 7250 compared to some nextel phones but it takes your location and plots it on a google map both on the handheld and web. plus its FREE.
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APGS is based on Cell sites not actual GPS sats. so if your like me and in an area with only one tower your not going to get very accuracte results. You really need 3 or more towers for an accurate location.

currenlty the IDEN systems are the only ones (i know of) that have true GPS for user applications.
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i just started using this app... mologogo

it is a little tricky on the 7250 compared to some nextel phones but it takes your location and plots it on a google map both on the handheld and web. plus its FREE.
Which service are you on? I tried it on Verizon, and it couldn't get the GPS info.
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APGS is based on Cell sites not actual GPS sats. so if your like me and in an area with only one tower your not going to get very accuracte results. You really need 3 or more towers for an accurate location.

currenlty the IDEN systems are the only ones (i know of) that have true GPS for user applications.
That's true, although the highly touted Nextel navigation system (Telenav) is not one of those apps. It uses cell tower triangulation, so if you are in a no service area, it will not function. The true GPS apps are used for work tracking (applications such as Xora Timetrack and @Road)).

Personally, I use google maps on my 7520 and find that it just isn't worth paying $10 a month for Telenav, when really the only difference is hitting a key to update the directions once you've made a turn, versus Telenav doing it for you.
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I'd stay away for Telenav. The data is old. I emailed about things like the interstate mile marks changed over 7 years ago and they have the old ones. But better then that the streets around the mall here have only been there for over 25 years now and still don't know the names.
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TeleNav does utilize the GPS chip in iDEN handsets.
Data is only as new as GIS and other gov't databases offer.
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TeleNav does utilize the GPS chip in iDEN handsets.
Data is only as new as GIS and other gov't databases offer.
From Telenav's website: "TeleNav mapping data covers the entire United States, except for Alaska. You will be able to use TeleNav wherever your carrier has network coverage. Consult your carrier's website for an up-to-date coverage map."

If it was a true GPS application, it would work off-network. It doesn't, making it inferior to real GPS navigation systems. The irony is, the times you really need directions are often when you are in BFE and out of coverage! I highly recommend giving google maps a shot and asking yourself if it is worth $10 bucks a month so you don't have to hit a button after making a turn.
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The requirement for the network coverage provides a connection between the J2ME app and the TeleNav servers so that updated instructions can be sent, re-routing, etc. All iDEN handsets have GPS chips.
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i just started using this app... mologogo

it is a little tricky on the 7250 compared to some nextel phones but it takes your location and plots it on a google map both on the handheld and web. plus its FREE.
I use a 7250 as well and am interested in mologogo.. Which version did you use (Candybar, Flip, Simple ...) on your 7250?

What tweaking did you have to do to get it to work on the 7250?
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From Telenav's website: "TeleNav mapping data covers the entire United States, except for Alaska. You will be able to use TeleNav wherever your carrier has network coverage. Consult your carrier's website for an up-to-date coverage map."

If it was a true GPS application, it would work off-network. It doesn't, making it inferior to real GPS navigation systems. The irony is, the times you really need directions are often when you are in BFE and out of coverage! I highly recommend giving google maps a shot and asking yourself if it is worth $10 bucks a month so you don't have to hit a button after making a turn.

Wouldn't we be required to have data coverage in order to use Google maps?

Other GPS solutions for the 7520:
http://www.nextel.com/en/services/gps/gps.shtml

I'm fascinated with Trimble but haven't found a personal use for it yet.
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey,

sorry I have just discovered this thread, hope it's not too late

There is a quite good article on BlackBerryInsight (http://www.blackberryinsight.com/200...berry-and-gps/) which evaluates current BlackBerry models and the most used GPS / Location Based Services programs in the market.

You might get a good overview there. Most of them offer a free demo so you will be able to test the program before you by it
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I disagree with the nah sayers. I had GPS systems in my Pocket PC, Jaguar, and Expedition, and my Telenav system has been almost the best; the DVD based navigation system in the Jag ($2300+) option was better. All in all, Telenav works very nice
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:32 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I recently tested the Telenav system on a Sprint phone, after testing the Nextel phone one. They pretty much worked the same. The problem I found is that you must be connected to the server to get updated direction. This was no good for our desire to use them as alternatives for disaster recovery during post hurricane clean up, when phone service is usually down. The system DOES use the GPS chip, which you can verify by using the Tools function. It will show you your current long / lat. I did notice on the newer version on one of the phones that if you were indoors (no GPS signal) it would provide the coordiantes of the closest tower.
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