I have a question now, to anyone that might knnow, is there any hardware out there that I can link to my 8130 so as not to pay for live GPS of which is reliable and fairly accurate?
No. This is not possible. BB cannot have internally stored map data. However, you do not need to sign up for GPS Nav either to use your internal GPS. BB Maps that come preloaded with the phone use GPS so you can use that, or you can download using your phone the 8830 version of GMM from here http://www.google.com/gmm/apps/v1.6....30_v4_2_L1.jad
Only 88xx series GMM will work with the internal GPS. I think Google engineers still did not clue in that the 8130 series Pearl has an internal GPS. By the way, anyone have the JAD link for 8830 but version 2.0.1?
Last tip I can give you is that once you have viewed certain map data, that data will be cached. Do not delete that cache, and you do not need to retrieve the map data again. I mapped all of Vancouver with about 300K cached data.
Oh and if you did not figure it out yet, I am with Bell as well.