Originally Posted by BBAdmin
Why? I don't understand why it matters if you have a 3G or a GPRS/EDGE device. GPS will work the same on either regardless.
You make a valid arguement on not using the MicroSD card for maps, but I actually prefer it that way. If I had a Tom Tom, Navman or other GPS system and wanted to update the maps I have to update the card, or plug my Sat Nav unit in to my PC and update it. The result is that I have yet another piece of kit to administer and maintain. With Telmap on the 8800 the maps are updated every couple of months, and becuase it's not stored on the device I don't have to update anything, everything is taken care of for me. I like that as it means I don't have to take the time to administer my kit.
I just have a different preference. I've been updating my GPS maps for a couple years now and it's not a big deal to me. I'm also a bit averse to subscriptions that aren't absolutely required. There's also a fair cost-savings by maintaining my own maps vs a subscription. The point may come where I just don't want to do the update/upgrade thing anymore, or the price of subscription services like Telemap may become more reasonable. For now, I'm reliant upon a separate device for GPS.
There are some fantastic GPS mapping programs out there, but Blackberry is excluding itself from developing more utility from the device by closing off opportunity. I, for one, hope this changes fairly soon.