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Old 08-28-2009, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I tried to klick a bbmaps link in the past. I thought I remember that this was not possible, because rim did forbid it.

Now, when I checked this again by accident, I see, it works.

has this changed long ago, or is this a recent development ?
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you mean by "Blackberry Maps link"? And how exactly does it "work" on your home PC?
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When I last tried to visit a link like: http://maps.blackberry.com?lat...
With my pc using whatever kind of browser, i was rejected.
I only could see a myp if I used the blackberry handheld.

This was month, if not years ago.

Now, i tried again, and I can see a map.
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Unless I'm missing something, all it does is take you to a link to download BB Maps telling you to use your BB to download. You can't actually use the software on your desktop.
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You now can at least see a map with your PC-based browser - this is new for me.

try yourself.
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http://maps.BlackBerry.com/?lat=41.89546&lon=12.48232&z=5&label=Rome,Lazio,Italy&city=Rome&region=Lazio&country=Italy
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, this sure is new! Nice. I am now trying to email someone (myself) a route and see wherether I can see it drawn
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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TESTED DIRECTIONS AND i GOT THIS:
"The direction cannot be displayed on Map. This feature is not available."
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I am using an old version of BBMaps tho. Any differences on newer versions?
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I dont think this will be possible.
But its good that the minimal functionality is there, so that bbmaps links sent via Email are usable , regardless of operating system.
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