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Old 07-23-2009, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi ive recently purchased a blackberry 8900 on o2 uk contract with the blackberry services i am very new to this technology and therefore need some help. I believe the phone has a gps built in and the maps feature is great my question to you is, is there some way of installing a satnav that gives voice directions onto the phone? eg, turn left hear turn right hear and redirects your route? preferably a free app? similar to how a tomtom would work this question may have been asked so sorry to repeat myself
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You can get a voice navigation maps program telenav i believe and others, but most if not all are NOT free.
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I Dont really want to pay any more i was under the impression that my 8900 did it :( does the 8900 show directed maps without the voice? e.g just follow the arrow like you would if a tomtom had no voice
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erm, im not sure.
i havent used blackberry maps, i use google maps.
which you can get directions for, but doesnt do the kinda satnav features you are looking for.
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Amaze GPS or Nav4All both do the turn by turn voice navigation you need for free.
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Amaze GPS or Nav4All both do the turn by turn voice navigation you need for free.

I have the Nav4all. Pretty decent bit of kit.

What i don't know is, will Orange charge me for using it?
any ideas?
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thanks for your help any ideas on what sort of data these packages use? i have the 10 o2 bolton for blackberry will this b sufficient?
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if it is the Blackberry Unlimited bolt on, then yes.
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I have the Nav4all. Pretty decent bit of kit.

What i don't know is, will Orange charge me for using it?
any ideas?
I don't get charged, but I have the unlimited plan with Orange.
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well oraange and o2 have the same fair usage on data being 250mb and seein as you have not been charged i presume this is enough thanks for all your help
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Check the sticky at the top of the GPS section. There is a review of most of the map applications for the BB. Very few give voice directions and turn by turn.

Another app which you can purchase is Garmin for the BB. Not sure of the cost or how good it is, but there shoudl be a review in the sticky.

If you decide to go with one, do a search and se what others say about it.
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I Dont really want to pay any more i was under the impression that my 8900 did it
The 8900 has a GPS receiver. However, unless you can navigate with just latitude and longitude you need a GPS app. The app provides all other features (maps, POI's, directions, voice prompts, etc etc). This is how it is for every GPS-equipped model of BB.

Some apps are free, some are not. There's a very full list of options at the top of this forum. Definitely read up but you'll be best served by trying several apps out first hand to determine which suits you best.

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The actual GPS is always free (except when you are on Verizon ). The expensive part are always the maps because they are digital material that needs to be prepared for mobile devices...
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So the GPS application already in the blackberry is free to use....but you need to buy apps for it to work better--is this correct?
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The actual GPS is always free (except when you are on Verizon ). The expensive part are always the maps because they are digital material that needs to be prepared for mobile devices...
Hi, just bought the BB 8900 and I can't find the maps application for the GPS. Anyone could help me find it please?
Thanks in advance.
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Hi, just bought the BB 8900 and I can't find the maps application for the GPS. Anyone could help me find it please?
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