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Old 05-15-2008, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I live in Kansas City, the home of Garmin, and saw today in the local paper that Garmin is teaming up with RIM to offer GPS applications for Blackberries. Here's their press release.

I'm not getting too excited. That's just something else for Veri$on to block, then want to charge me for as an extra service.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting. I figured garmin would jump on that train at some point. The approach seems sound, assume you would buy this through garmin vice the device provider? Which will make it interesting for VZW customers.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have been using the garmin software for about 1 week and it works great. I am using it on an unlocked 8110 with tmobile. I highly recomend it.
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I may not be reading correctly but.... it says this is NOT transferable to another BlackBerry device. Now I don't know if they will allow you to change your PIN if you upgrade your device, but at first glance it would appear not.

"Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry’s $99.99 one-time purchase is available directly from Garmin at Garmin | Garmin Mobile. The one-time purchase plan for Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry is not transferable between BlackBerry devices."
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looked at this option when I first got the 8830 and recall that if you were with Verizon you needed to buy a puck for it to work
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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so maps are downloaded or stored on the device?
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The Garmin website lists the fee as $99 per year, not one time.
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so maps are downloaded or stored on the device?
I do not think that is the case...
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The Garmin website lists the fee as $99 per year, not one time.
Actually if you read my quoted text above, it indicates this is a one-time fee, not an annual fee. Which still leads me to believe you'll have to pay another $99 if you upgrade your device.
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The Garmin website lists the fee as $99 per year, not one time.
Where does it state this?

Everything I've read says that the $99 deal is one-time. There is a higher priced deal that includes a GPS puck and a subscription to a "server-based" version (which is paid on a yearly basis).
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n the link from the OP;

<a href="http://www8.garmin.com/pressroom/mobile/051508.html" target="_blank">Garmin International - Press Release</a>
Garmin International - Press Release says "one time" over-and-over-again.

What's really nice about this offering is that it loads the maps on the device.

Note that there IS a yearly subscription model, which is server-based (i.e., maps not stored on the device). But that's a different offering.
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This one-time, $99.99 purchase is only available in North America and will give customers who own BlackBerry devices unlimited use of Garmin Mobile’s turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions for the life of their specific BlackBerry.

Since Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry’s mapping data is stored online and not on the BlackBerry device itself, customers have the advantage of the most up-to-date mapping information available directly from Garmin. In order to access Garmin’s network with the mapping data, the BlackBerry device must have a data plan.
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Wow !!

This is fantastic !!

Wonder if it will work on an Alltel 8330 ??

They only list the 8830 ...

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so maps are downloaded or stored on the device?
I don't believe this is the case.
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Tried it last night while in Rochester, NY, worked great, good thing because I had no idea where I was going. I am on the 30 day trial but will be buying it should it keep working this well. Goodbye TomTom, why carry two devices if I don't have to?

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This was talked about, I think on Engadget, it's a one time fee for the life of the device, so when you change BB you loose the license.

Garmin to BlackBerry owners: a hundred bucks and you'll never get lost again - Engadget Mobile
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how do i buy this in uk without having to buy addtional gps?
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Tried it last night while in Rochester, NY, worked great, good thing because I had no idea where I was going. I am on the 30 day trial but will be buying it should it keep working this well. Goodbye TomTom, why carry two devices if I don't have to?
So there is a trial, can you provide a download link.
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Tried it last night while in Rochester, NY, worked great, good thing because I had no idea where I was going. I am on the 30 day trial but will be buying it should it keep working this well. Goodbye TomTom, why carry two devices if I don't have to?
Where did you find a TRIAL version? I'd like to give it a test.
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