Originally Posted by Dubdub
I guess the message here is don't believe everything your friends tell you. Google Maps uses cell tower triangulation to locate you until the GPS on your handheld or car or whatever device locks on. Don't know if other Map apps use it however.
You will typically see your location shown between 1700 and 2500 meters using cell tower data and 4 to 10 meters using GPS.
If I had simply 'believed' my pal, I wouldn't have asked here for clarification... To be clear, I asked because I _didn't_ think he was right, but couldn't find a definitive answer on the subject.
If somebody could point me to a RIM or other website that describes, in detail, the BlackBerry's GPS hardware features and capability, I'd really appreciate it. Everything I have found so far is vague or equivocal [or in the case of of this posting thread, a little insulting]. I'd like something more than 'well, it BEHAVES the way a GPS should....'