Although 'known' since December 08, I only recently stumbled upon enabling GPS in Verizon Curve and Pearl with software v4.5. I had had this sw version for quite some time but wasn't aware of enabling GPS. So, I subsequently did and got bbmaps to work with GPS as many others have.
So, desiring a turn by turn option (a good one) with voice, etc. I started researching. I want google maps to be exact (not the estimated) and am also trying to get AmAze to work.
I read in a previous post that if one had purchased VzWNav and had it running in background, that other 3rd party GPS apps would work. So, I thought to myself, why can't I have bbmaps running with GPS in background and have other 3rd party apps working? Why? I dont know - hence my post.
I've got it running in background - 9 satellites. Google maps is same, Amaze says "can't locate sattelites" and I've got GPSed open as I type but it just says "GPS initializing..." forever but does nothing.
So, any other ideas / brainstorming? Has anyone else tried this path with success? I know bbmaps will do directions, but, I would love to be able to have turn by turn with voice as in AmAze so I can actually USE it while I'm driving.
Hope this stimulates some thought and discussion. I refuse to pay verizon any more money. I'm happy with them overall but I pay them enough.
Here's my phone:
Verizon Blackberry Curve 8330
(Options --> Advanced Options --> GPS --> GPS Data Source (Device GPS), GPS Data Services (LOCATION ON
<--for those that don't know, this is what needs to be changed from 911 only to Location On to get GPS to work on BBMaps)