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Old 05-22-2007, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just downloaded the google maps to my BB pearl and i was wondering why is it better? call me slow but it seems very confusing and uses alot of data!
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Both Google and BB maps use a lot of data. BB maps use to be the only one you could pair a BT puck to however recently Google enabled this feature with their 1.5.1 release.
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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GOOGLE MAPS DOG. lol. but yeah Google maps is way better... i say that cause my bb maps froze on me one time and i hadn't used it since.
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Search feature in Google Maps can't be beat.
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The non vector maps can be though
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oops double posted and can't find a delete function!

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Old 05-22-2007, 08:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The non vector maps can be though
errr... what does that mean??

Do either of them link to the zip/postcode field in the address book?
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so i saw this thread wondering why would anyone DL google maps when you already have BB maps... so i actually DL'd google maps... WOW! what more can i saw? that sattelite view? OMGASP! i love it, it seems alot smooother and just nicer to me! thank you google maps!!!
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I love the google maps and use it daily. Here in Seattle, the live traffic update is very useful as I can see the traffic jams on the major freeways. It will show green, yellow or red overlay on the roads when its really bad. As mentioned above, the satellite zoom is nice.
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I love the google maps and use it daily. Here in Seattle, the live traffic update is very useful as I can see the traffic jams on the major freeways. It will show green, yellow or red overlay on the roads when its really bad. As mentioned above, the satellite zoom is nice.
hahaha not to mention the traffic update! im glad that im not the only one sitting in seattle traffic! hahahaha
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The drive from Renton to Downtown Seattle is a horrid one and I rely on Google maps to tell me if it's better to take the I-90 or I-5.

Thank you, Google. hehe

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Old 05-23-2007, 03:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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how did you get the traffic info to show up on google maps? I downloaded a couple days ago, had not played around with it except for sat zoom.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hi,

Can you get goolge maps on the pearl via non-ota? I'm worried about downloading too much data on my work phone. Also do either Google or BB Maps download data when you browse the maps or do a search etc?

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Google maps is great. However, as I'm looking at the map and traffic saying that its smooth sailing, I can't help but wonder when this was "updated" since I'm going at best 5 mph in bumper to bumper.
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Google maps is great. However, as I'm looking at the map and traffic saying that its smooth sailing, I can't help but wonder when this was "updated" since I'm going at best 5 mph in bumper to bumper.
I believe there is about a 5 minute delay in the traffic update vs the real time on the department of transportation. At least in the Seattle area. In that 5 min time span, one disable vehicle can wreak havok almost immediately on traffic.
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Surprised this is not mentioned yet.

Google maps is A LOT more up to date and accurate than BB Maps.

The subdivision I live in is 4 years old and STILL doesn't show up in BB maps. I have also searched for other addresses with mixed results.

Google Maps is a far superior product - on quite a few levels.
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