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Old 12-12-2007, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently moved to US and am considering buying a Blackberry Pearl or Curve. I wont be typing much emails so qwerty will keyboard is not the prime consideration. One of the consideration for me is GPS support. I understand Curve supports GPS. But will it be good enough GPS to help in guiding the way while driving car. I plan to rent car and will GPS on Curve be good enough that i will need to GPS deive when i am renting the car.

Please suggest.

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Old 12-12-2007, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just got mine so I don't have the GPS running yet but have you thought of buying a GPS. I bought a Garmin nuvea 200 for about 150.00 and it works wonderfully. I wouldn't part with it. It's voice activated and touch screen and will not let you get lost and it has a memory card slot for music and pictures. It also has places to eat, places of interests, just many options. Just thought I would mention it to you. I love mine.

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I just got mine so I don't have the GPS running yet but have you thought of buying a GPS. I bought a Garmin nuvea 200 for about 150.00 and it works wonderfully. I wouldn't part with it. It's voice activated and touch screen and will not let you get lost and it has a memory card slot for music and pictures. It also has places to eat, places of interests, just many options. Just thought I would mention it to you. I love mine.

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Your BlackBerry comes with a built-in GPS receiver, so you - technically - don't need an additional device for navigation purposes ;)
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I have recently moved to US and am considering buying a Blackberry Pearl or Curve. I wont be typing much emails so qwerty will keyboard is not the prime consideration. One of the consideration for me is GPS support. I understand Curve supports GPS. But will it be good enough GPS to help in guiding the way while driving car. I plan to rent car and will GPS on Curve be good enough that i will need to GPS deive when i am renting the car.

Please suggest.

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If you want the voice prompted turn by turn directions with reroutes then you'll need to subscribe to TeleNav. It's a good app and works well but it's $10 per month.
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Mapquest would also be an option...$5 a month, and some folks have posted that they like it better than Telenav. I've used an older version of Mapquest and it seems to work quite well, voice directions, quick re-routing if you go off-course or take another route, and easy to use.
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I have recently moved to US and am considering buying a Blackberry Pearl or Curve. I wont be typing much emails so qwerty will keyboard is not the prime consideration. One of the consideration for me is GPS support. I understand Curve supports GPS. But will it be good enough GPS to help in guiding the way while driving car. I plan to rent car and will GPS on Curve be good enough that i will need to GPS deive when i am renting the car.

Please suggest.

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Hi...

John is right as AT&T charges 9.95 for unlimited monthly GPS. There is also a limited service for 5.95.

The Telenav GPS is good but you will need to pre-program your destinations which can be difficult when driving. The turn by turn is adequate and will get you to your destination. It does not have the flexibility and features of the more expensive car units but will get you to your destination just fine. Plus, you don't have to pay for renting the GPS at the car rental company.

Good luck...

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John is right as AT&T charges 9.95 for unlimited monthly GPS. There is also a limited service for 5.95.

The Telenav GPS is good but you will need to pre-program your destinations which can be difficult when driving. The turn by turn is adequate and will get you to your destination. It does not have the flexibility and features of the more expensive car units but will get you to your destination just fine. Plus, you don't have to pay for renting the GPS at the car rental company.

Good luck...

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Hi, When you guys say, "AT&T charges 9.95 for unlimited monthly GPS," are you meaning to say that you have to pay to access the GPS data from the chipset in any manner (google maps location, third party application access to the GPS communication sentences)? Or are you meaning access to something like GPS based directions services like TeleNav? I would think that it is physically in the phone, I should be able to use it for any program as do users of the 8320 who use a bluetooth puck GPS. I'm just trying to clarify since I'm looking at a 8310 soon.

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Hi, When you guys say, "AT&T charges 9.95 for unlimited monthly GPS," are you meaning to say that you have to pay to access the GPS data from the chipset in any manner (google maps location, third party application access to the GPS communication sentences)? Or are you meaning access to something like GPS based directions services like TeleNav? I would think that it is physically in the phone, I should be able to use it for any program as do users of the 8320 who use a bluetooth puck GPS. I'm just trying to clarify since I'm looking at a 8310 soon.

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The GPS will work without telenav. You will need blackberry maps or google maps or someother application to use it with though.
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