Hi everyone - I'm new to this forum but have had a 7290 forever, and now feel it is time to upgrade to something better.
I'm looking at the curve 8310 or the Bold, and understand all the features of both, but I am interested in getting a phone that will integrate everything I need into one unit (including GPS).
I currently have a standalone GPS system that I use but can no longer get updated maps for. It is free and the maps were downloaded from the internet to a memory card and then updated to the unit.
I'm hoping that the 8310 or BOLD or another BB if it is available will be able to do the same thing. Do they both have a built in GPS antenna?
I realize I need a data plan to download the maps and a program on to the BB, but is a data plan necessary to actually use GPS with or can it behave like a standalone unit (free, turn by turn with voice, etc.).
What are these separate Bluetooth GPS antennas or pucks for if you have a phone like the 8310 or BOLD with GPS built in? When would you ever need or not need one?
I'm so confused and my service provider doesn't seem to know either..
Thought I'd ask you BB geniuses out there since I've already learned quite a bit from what I've read so far.
Thanks in advance!