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Old 06-26-2007, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yes, I know there has already been beaucoup discussion on this forum about Verizon (my carrier) locking out the GPS function on the 8830. A pox on Verizon, but that still leaves me, a professional travel writer, without GPS function on my 8830.

Today, I saw that BBerry.com (and I'm sure many others) HAVE started offering GPS receivers compatable with the 8830. HOWEVER, none seem to have navigational (street and road mapping) software available for the 8830. Does anyone know if ANY 8830 compatible street mapping software is available. If so, what is the name of the program, and can you tell me where to get it.

Thanks in advance. Oh yes, any late breaking rumors about Verizon offering some sort of GPS function for the 8830???????????
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bluetooth GPS receivers have been available for the 8830 long before the 8830 even existed ;)

Pretty much any Bluetooth GPS receiver will work fine.
I use a Globalsat BT-359 and it works great.

BBMaps and Google Maps are both free GPS navigation apps.
I believe Telenav (subscription service) is also available for the 8830.

You should really check out the GPS & Mapping forum for more info.

No official word from Verizon regarding the availability of VZnavigator for the 8830.
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Everything penguin said is true. have had the 8830 for a while now and used my Holux GPSlim 236 with it. Works fine with BBMaps and Google Maps. have yet to try Telenav, but I have heard that it works well and will work with the 8830.
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Yes ... Handango.com

Blackberry: BlackBerry 8830: GPS Monitor by Skylab Mobilesystems Ltd. for BlackBerry 8830
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Blackberry: BlackBerry 8830: Wayfinder Navigator 7 - North America - Lifetime Licence (BlackBerry 88**) by Wayfinder Systems AB for BlackBerry 8830
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Hello:

I know everyone was just trying to help, and I thought my problems were solved when I purchased the Wayfinder software from Handango, but, as it turns out, this is a TERRIBLE piece of software, I searched for both my home and office address, and NEITHER was found. By contrast, Google Maps finds both addresses within seconds!!!!

So, I'm still looking for GPS street and road mapping software, that has the functionality of TeleNav, but which works with the 8830. ANY more ideas would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks!
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