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Old 03-22-2007, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8703e with Sprint. Is there anyway to get GPS on the phone without having to subscribe / pay Sprint for their TeleNav? If so, what software would you recommend? Not looking for all the fancy GPS features.
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Download bbmaps its free from blackberry.com/maps and it works with the internal GPS
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Download bbmaps its free from blackberry.com/maps and it works with the internal GPS
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Many Thanks! I will give it a try!
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You might find that it doesnt work with the internal GPS (it doesnt work with Alltel).
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Fortunately, I am with Sprint. Haven't installed it yet, but will post here to let everyone know if it works for me or not.
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it works with Sprint, I have the 8703e and use BBMaps all the time, it's free and great and great cuz it's free.
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Cool... does BBMaps give audible prompts? via BT headset?
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Cool... does BBMaps give audible prompts? via BT headset?
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I'd really suggest using Mapquest Navigator instead. BBmaps is a pretty poor app IMO.
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BBMaps install quick and easy! Just what I was looking for! Basic vanilla GPS. There are probably features in there, but I haven't looked. Happy with it the way it was installed! Thanks for everyones help and advice here!
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Has anyone had luck using the GPS with verizons 8703e? I activated it but in BBmaps, it just sits at "Searching for Signal". Sounds like I'm SOL.
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Works great on my Sprint 8703e. I've used it with Google Maps, Berry Maps, and Telenav without any problems. Tried Spot but I couldn't get it to display a map and when I was standing still, it would show me running around in random patterns at anywhere from 1 to 11 mph.
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What do y'all suggest with a Verizon 8703e? BBMaps or Google Maps?
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Works great on my Sprint 8703e. I've used it with Google Maps, Berry Maps, and Telenav without any problems. Tried Spot but I couldn't get it to display a map and when I was standing still, it would show me running around in random patterns at anywhere from 1 to 11 mph.
You got the internal GPS to work with Google Maps on your Sprint 8703e? I've downloaded the latest Google Maps 1.5.1 and it doesn't recognize the internal GPS on my Sprint 8703e. A buddy tried with his Cingular 8800 and it work fine.

Any special tricks?
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TeleNav for Sprint is sick. That thing saves me all the time.

Stupid Inner-Loop and Outer-Loop :X :X :X
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Any updated info on getting google maps to work on Sprint 8703e? Thx
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Mapquest offers a free download of the Mapquest Navigator for Sprint/Nextel users. So far, it's free and it doesn't look like it's a free trial. Works great and it gives audible voice prompts.
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Has anyone had luck using the GPS with verizons 8703e? I activated it but in BBmaps, it just sits at "Searching for Signal". Sounds like I'm SOL.
If I am not mistaken, good ole' VZW has crippled GPS capabilities on the 8703e. They are good for crippling features on phones. I am convinced that if they could cripple "push" on a blackberry, they would.....lol
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I always find telenav, sucky on sprint 8703e. Which does you guys recommend for the best gps software? I seem to always loose signal or not find signal.
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