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Old 05-22-2006, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best possible GPS software I can put on my blackberry?
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hands down. Telenav. The service costs $9.95 a month but it is worth it
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Excellent! Thank you! I'm also looking for a great "all in one program" like PocketDay that will show your e-mail inbox in an easy to read format.... the weather.... stocks.... global time... etc...

Is there anything out there better than "Pocket Day" ?
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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And does TeleNav work with Cingular / 8700g ?
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Hands down. Telenav. The service costs $9.95 a month but it is worth it
But you need the $140 GPS receiver first, right?
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But you need the $140 GPS receiver first, right?
My $70 i Trek from www.semsons.com is doing great on my 8700g with TeleNav.
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But you need the $140 GPS receiver first, right?
Good point. For Nextel users, GPS is built in (which I have)
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What is the name of the one that is a one time fee about $50 and has anyone used it? Those itreks look good in that price range.
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Old 05-24-2006, 04:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Does Telnav work for the 8700g? I went to their website, and it says they will let me know when Telnav is available for my device.

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spot for BlackBerry

hxxp://vvv.skylab-mobilesystems.com/en/products/spot_bb.html
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Seidio offers Sirf II and Sirf iii based BT GPS receivers. The best accuracy and 17-20 hour battery life.

http://www.seidioonline.com/index.as...S&Category=855

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Seidio will offer the custom car kit for 8700C and 8700G next week. Good for GPS application.

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Can you give us more information about this GPS car kit? Is it like the one you have for Treo?
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hxxp://vvv.skylab-mobilesystems.com/en/products/spot_bb.html
I have tried spot with my GPS and 7290. Only couuld get it to show me where I was and that was it. I mean the GPS did plot me accuratly but it did not move as I drove? Also does not support routing. Maps look good. Did I do something wrong that it should work better? What are your experiences?
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Wirelessly posted (8700: BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

David: I live in the US but frequently travel to Europe (Italy, Spain, etc.) and wonder what GPS software would work on my BB8700c with the Sirf ii in Europe. I believe Telenav is currently only available for US/Canada maps. Thanks.
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I have tried spot with my GPS and 7290. Only couuld get it to show me where I was and that was it. I mean the GPS did plot me accuratly but it did not move as I drove? Also does not support routing. Maps look good. Did I do something wrong that it should work better? What are your experiences?
Last Friday I purchased Spot version 1.3.1 with high hopes. Over the weekend the hopes quickly faded. I tried to use the waypoint and map features to go from point A to point B which was walking distance. I tried the waypoint "route to" feature and it appeared to be extremely slow in updating location and direction. Frequently the hourglass would pop up but not update. So I tried the "map feature" and zoom. Both options were unsucessful in showing me a map. Sometimes the map would show, but only for a split second and then it would say 'loading' in the lower right corner. I also could not get the other layers (such as Google maps) to load.

When I was checking out this software before purchase, I had figured that this was limitations of the unregistered trial. It appears to not be the case. I figured the processor on the 8700 would be fast enough to handle the application, but it appears the application is too processor intensive for this unit.

If I go into Hardware Info in the program, I have the following:
CLDC: 1.1
MIDP:2.0
JSR75: not supported
JSR82: not supported
JSR179: supported
Pointer Events: not supported

I'm using a T-Mobile USA BlackBerry 8700g (4.1.0.286) and a Wintec Bluetooth GPS WBT-200LX. I was only in GPRS coverage at the time of the test, but it seems the same in EDGE as well.

I eagerly welcome any suggestions or offerings.
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I'm just gonna splurge and get the Garmin c340
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See my post RE Telenav and 8700c http://blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=39291
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Telenav gets slightly confused if you mess up, and don't follow it's directions exactly. It takes a while to reorient and correct itself
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David: I live in the US but frequently travel to Europe (Italy, Spain, etc.) and wonder what GPS software would work on my BB8700c with the Sirf ii in Europe. I believe Telenav is currently only available for US/Canada maps. Thanks.
I use Wayfinder when in Europe. Not allowed to post an url yet, but just google for it ;)
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