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Old 11-22-2006, 10:48 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I have found Stinsonddog's Blackberry GPS review to be the most comprehensive on the net and relavent to what I am looking for. But like he said I will not give up my GM's.
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:13 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I thought the review was really great. Very helpful....many thanks.

Just one thing to add and thats that BBmaps only "knows" about the USA and Canada...everywhere else you are lucky to just get the country pasted. Its a great application however and runs fairly fast, but its map coverage is very limited indeed.

I'm in New Zealand and Gmaps gives everything down to the street level, but no gps. I guess none of the other vendors are rushing to make changes until they see just what Google have in mind.

...roll-on Gmaps with GPS.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:33 AM   #23 (permalink)
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tryied google maps found it very slow on the 7100i I have used telenav only bad thing about it is the price. bb maps is super fast on the 7100i with the internal gps. I dont use it very often because i usually know where i am headed before I leave but I turn on bb maps just to check out the surrounding area. And Free is real hard to beat
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:09 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I have to try BBmaps now that my OS has been updated and see if it's worth losing Telenav. I doubt it though. Telenav is awesome.
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What GPS is best with BBMaps?
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:57 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I use a Holox 3-2-1 32 channel and its superb, works from the glovebox.

I tried to install bbMaps but i get a message saying its not compatible with my device.
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:01 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I use a Holox 3-2-1 32 channel and its superb, works from the glovebox.
How is that possible??? It needs a direct line of sight with the satellites.
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Not this one i assure you, its fantastic, it even works in the boot!

Where can i get this bbmaps? I tried to install bbMaps but i get a message saying its not compatible with my device.
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Not this one i assure you, its fantastic, it even works in the boot!

Where can i get this bbmaps? I tried to install bbMaps but i get a message saying its not compatible with my device.
Sorry, I'm not from the UK. What's the 'boot'?

Try upgrading your device to the Cingular .69 version. It should install BBmaps automatically.
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ah, boot is trunk to you i believe? the bit at the rear of the car that you use to store things.

im not sure about the cingular .69 version? i am very new to the bb world, i only got it yesterday.
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What holux model do you have? This sounds perfect if I can throw it in the glove box and it works.

Welcome to the BB world. Check out this thread on the newest upgrade:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene..._cingular.html
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:17 PM   #32 (permalink)
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THanks!

Its called a Holox BT 321 i think, i bought it from eBay for around 25

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Old 12-24-2006, 11:43 PM   #33 (permalink)
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ok.. im new to all this.. and i been reading SO FAR! Above the dude wrote the moST easy to understand for a NOOBIe like me to knoe. but i still have a question. I have a Single plan. No data plan Just voice =] the 40 dollar one. no msg either.. and i was wondering if i just buy the gps holox 240.. does it just work wid the gps program on my phone? without me havign to pay extra for anything?
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it should do, as far as i know (im sure someone will say otherwise) that you dont need a data plan to use gps, as its just a bluetooth connection between your bb and gpsreceiver.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:55 AM   #36 (permalink)
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it should do, as far as i know (im sure someone will say otherwise) that you dont need a data plan to use gps, as its just a bluetooth connection between your bb and gpsreceiver.
No data plan, no maps. Yes you can use Spot in a very limited way to find geocaches but that's about it.

See my GPS tips page.
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