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Old 07-05-2006, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm trying to buy a gps unit for my girlfriend's birthday and I'm afraid it won't work! Has anyone recently tried running TomTom Navigator 5 with the 8700c? I'm new to blackberrys so I don't know if this obviously won't work or not. I'm also going to buy the Holox GPSlim 236. I've seen a few posts here about linking with a TomTom hardware unit, but nothing about just the TomTom software with a different GPS unit.

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Unless I'm mistaken (and I don't think I am since I owned a 5 for my Treo) the Tom Tom 5 software is only for the Palm or PPC platforms.

Whether or not the Tom Tom BT receiver would work with the Telnav software, that I don't know.
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I am a TomTom 5 (pda version) owner and it will not work on the Blackberry. The TomTom software is very good. I asked TomTom if they intend on doing a Blackberry version and was told no. I was able to get my TomTom bluetooth GPS receiver to pair with the 8700c.
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Thanks dlbrock, but is that the TomTom Navigator 5 software? And did you actually try to install it on a Blackberry 8700c?

I bought a bundled package (Navigator 5 + Holux GPSlim 236) and it's already on it's way. I figure even if the software doesn't work, I can still use the GPS unit. I didn't want to get Telenav because it's a montly subscription. And it looks like the Spot software got bad reviews.

I guess I'll have to try some of the less professional freeware solutions metioned on this site if it doesn't work, since I haven't read about any other good software solutions for the blackberry 8700c. I thought about buying the TomTom gps hardware, but it's very expensive, and then why do you need the Blackberry at that point?

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It depends on what you ordered.

Here's all the "5" products on the Tom Tom web site.

http://www.tomtom.com/products/categ...D=1&Language=1

Sounds like what you're getting is the software an no it will not work on the Blackberry.
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Yes, I'm only getting the TomTom software. I'm buying the GPS separately (Holux GPSlim 236) since it's a lot cheaper. I didn't want to shell out $500 for the TomTom all-in-one gps. What if I bought the TomTom wireless bluetooth GPS. Would that work?

If not TomTom, is there a good software solution besides Telenav?

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Buying the Tom Tom Bluetooth receiver wouldn't do anything.

You need the software to communicate with any receiver. Since the Tom Tom software can not be installed on a Blackberry (only Palm or PPC) it can't talk to any BT receiver, Tom Tom or other brand.
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Damn! That's what I was afraid of! Thanks for your input!

Any software recommendations?
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The only thing I'm aware of is Telenav.
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Ok, thanks for your help!
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The only thing I'm aware of is Telenav.
Is anyone aware of any updates to the topic here? Telenav works with paired puck? Spot isn't really working? Anything else?
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