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Old 10-23-2004, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does any know of a GPS navigation software for RIM 7100?
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No one has commented on this in almost a year? Is there no such thing?
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there's no GPS hardware built-in to the handheld and bluetooth isn't enabled for GPS purposes. to answer, there is no such thing.
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Neat idea, but steep requirements.

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I've been searching for such a thing as well, but looks like i'll have to do what i've been dreading for years, and buy a damn PDA.

Tomtom has some nice software developed, which i've seen in action in Europe, they are just recently hitting the US markets, we'll see how good they are in N. America.



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Yeah, this is the only reason I still have a PDA. I use my laptop in the car. But, I use the PDA for walking around. Man, it would be nice if this could be done....
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...and bluetooth isn't enabled for GPS purposes.
That's not strictly true. I had lunch the other day with someone from RIM, and he showed me a 7105 talking via bluetooth to a GPS device.

It was being used for a corporate 'tracking' application, but having got the BB and the GPS talking via BT it wouldn't take that much more, surely, to add in navigation. Especially given BB's neat way of just sending little chunks of data. The whole thing could be 'hosted', just sending maps and routing into as needed. It could be really neat!

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Was faster than a turtle running through peanut butter. I do not see how one could even try to run this they are so slow.
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I don't think that it would take much more to add navigation. I think that the biggest hurdle is going to be the size of the application. I am not sure how most of the sizing works for the PDA. But, I would assume that if it would work on there it would be able to work on a BB.
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I think that the biggest hurdle is going to be the size of the application.
But surely the whole point of using a BB is that that "application" would simply be a client. The routing and the maps would be held on a server somewhere out on the InterWeb.

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