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Old 06-18-2009, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Enabled the GPS for location on but can't seem to use GPS with google map. Any thing needs to be set up?
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums.

With OS 4.5 you will have GPS in BlackBerry maps, not Google maps. Google maps will use cell tower triangulation on your Verizon 8830.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. Good to know that. At least the GPS works.
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Welcome to the forums.

With OS 4.5 you will have GPS in BlackBerry maps, not Google maps. Google maps will use cell tower triangulation on your Verizon 8830.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Google Maps will also use the GPS data. It uses cell tower triangulation initially until GPS lokcs on.

AFAIK, GPS is unlocked totally in the Verizon BBs.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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cell tower triangulation is not the most accurate GPS
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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AFAIK, GPS is unlocked totally in the Verizon BBs.
Verizon BB's GPS will only work with their VZNavigator program. They are definitely locked out.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Verizon BB's GPS will only work with their VZNavigator program.
Not true. As mentioned already, you can also use BlackBerry Maps. (OS 4.5+ is required.)
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Not true. As mentioned already, you can also use BlackBerry Maps. (OS 4.5+ is required.)
exactly
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not true. As mentioned already, you can also use BlackBerry Maps. (OS 4.5+ is required.)
For a while after updating my 8830 bbmaps worked, about 2 weeks ago it stopped. The only semi GPS aware app I have now is google maps, though the accuracy isnt great (though I understand why). DOnt know if its just me but I have tried everything I can think of to get bbmaps working again and it seems not to. Is anyone else having this problem?
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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yes i am,ihave bbmaps and google maps in the apps page but they dont run.how do i get one of them onto the desktop.as you can probably tell i only just got my bb from my girlfreind who never used it.i'm waiting for o2 to connect me to a dataconnection
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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before i updated to 4.5 gps used to show lontitude and latitudeand number of satalites noiw it doesn't and there is no refresh option
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