Originally Posted by John Clark
Just get a Bluetooth GPS puck and forget about it. Personally, I'd pay $100 for a GPS puck before I purchased VZNavigator, but that's just me.
VZ Navigator probably won't completely open the JSR-179 API in use on VZW's implementation of the 8830.
Since you're apparently with T-Mobile, this doesn't really affect you. It does, however, affect all of us with the USA's largest CDMA carrier, and, unlike the GSM carriers with open development policies (more or less), we CDMA people with VZW have to deal with an ultra-conservative, big-brother-watching-out-for-little-brother type of mentality.
I swear that VZW's attitude about security and having to have each and every LBS/GPS packet sent through and encrypted out of the handset before it goes out over the data aether, is, to me, pure nonsense! It's hard as heck to isolate a GPS data stream from a particular handset, and BB can be encrypted via VPN, anyway.
Most of us with the 8830 and VZW just want to be able to use our third party apps. But you've probably heard all this before, so I shall desist at this time.
Thanks for reading.