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Old 08-22-2007, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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At the moment it seems it's not possible to download the right version of Google Maps directly to a BB 8820 using the Google Maps link. The link doesn't recognize the 8820 and it downloads a 'generic' Google Maps version which doesn't run on the 8820.

Solution: point your 8820 Browser to the following link and you will download the 8800 version which runs on the 8820:

http://www.google.com/gmm/apps/v1.6.1/L1/gmaps-BlackBerry-8800_v4_2_L1.jad?make=BlackBerry&model=8800+v4+2&v er=v1.6.1
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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At the moment it seems it's not possible to download the right version of Google Maps directly to a BB 8820 using the Google Maps link. The link doesn't recognize the 8820 and it downloads a 'generic' Google Maps version which doesn't run on the 8820.

Solution: point your 8820 Browser to the following link and you will download the 8800 version which runs on the 8820:

http://www.google.com/gmm/apps/v1.6....4+2&ver=v1.6.1

But does the GPS work. Reported that ATT locked it down. Yes or no?
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Using the 8820 on Orange UK and I also noticed the official Google Maps link didn't work The new link above works for me- Google Maps is now up and running.

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The gps is crippled only on the curve...

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Old 08-23-2007, 06:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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But does the GPS work. Reported that ATT locked it down. Yes or no?
GPS works. I'm on CSL1010 Network in Hong Kong.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Funny that you say GPS is crippled on the curve....It doesnt actually have it.
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I guess I said that wrong... they took away the ability of their software to allow the curve to use the gps bluetooth puck - which were were able to do BEFORE the recent upgrade. Crippled is indeed the wrong word.


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Old 08-23-2007, 11:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I am on 8820 on Orange UK and the above worked like a charm. You are a superstar and many pints or beer are owed to you, thanks
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Orange UK here too - argh!

Got the above link to work perfectly thanks - downloaded the software but when I try to run it, it loads up to "4" then hangs for ages - eventually I get the error message "Uncaught exception:java.lang.NullPointerException" and that's it - no further action!

Any help welcome thanks!

Frustrating - part of the reason I went for the 8820 was the GPS function but so far can't use it!

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PS what about BlackBerry Maps? Can't get them either!
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Orange UK here too - argh!

Got the above link to work perfectly thanks - downloaded the software but when I try to run it, it loads up to "4" then hangs for ages - eventually I get the error message "Uncaught exception:java.lang.NullPointerException" and that's it - no further action!

Any help welcome thanks!

Frustrating - part of the reason I went for the 8820 was the GPS function but so far can't use it!

Thanks

DB

PS what about BlackBerry Maps? Can't get them either!
dazzlingboy, there is a way to get Blackberry Maps working on an 8820 from Orange UK. See How to get BBMaps to show on my Blackberry

I followed the instructions there and was able to get it working.
Why does Orange UK disable Blackberry Maps? I think I found out why. If you go to the browser on the BB and look at the bookmarks you should find under WAP bookmarks something call 'GPS Navigation'. It allows you to install something called 'Orange Sat Nav' by webraska. `It costs 95 (180US) for three years of use and does maps and navigation. The 95 does not include GPRS charges of course- its just extra money Orange feels you as a customer should pay for the privilege of GPS navigation!
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have a 8100 (pearl) and i noticed u had a link to the google maps forhe 8800. Where can i find a link for the 8100? I would really like to have it on my phone.I dont have a data plan and i plan to download maps directly off the google maps to my PC and load them onto my blackberry so i can have them stored in memory.
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I have a 8100 (pearl) and i noticed u had a link to the google maps forhe 8800. Where can i find a link for the 8100? I would really like to have it on my phone.I dont have a data plan and i plan to download maps directly off the google maps to my PC and load them onto my blackberry so i can have them stored in memory.
That's not going to work.

A BB with no data plan is like a scuba tank without any air in it.
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Well - progress of a kind!

Did John Clark's magic trick (thanks John!) and BB Maps works fine - tells me what speed I'm doin and everything HOWEVER!!

BB Maps is not downloading the maps and so i get the diagonal line thing showing that no map downloaded.

So the app is up and running, but not automatically downloading the map data.

What to do now!!??
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Well - progress of a kind!

Did John Clark's magic trick (thanks John!) and BB Maps works fine - tells me what speed I'm doin and everything HOWEVER!!

BB Maps is not downloading the maps and so i get the diagonal line thing showing that no map downloaded.

So the app is up and running, but not automatically downloading the map data.

What to do now!!??
Goto Options -> Advanced Options-> TCP -> APN

and enter: orangeinternet
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Thanks - username and password required?

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Thanks - username and password required?

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Not in orange. APN alone should do the trick..
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Up and running! Superb thanks.
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Hey guys, neither google maps nor blackberry maps work on wifi, how do you fix that? any ideas??
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Hey guys, neither google maps nor blackberry maps work on wifi, how do you fix that? any ideas??
I don't think either will work on wifi - I have tried to fiddle with the options but to no avail. Considering the cost of data in the UK I can't see using either application for navigation - at least not for a trip of any significant distance.

There are some applications being developed that might be cheaper to use like TrackMyJourney (TrackMyJourney - Live GPS Tracking) that seem to be based on maps you can store on your sd card.
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Orange UK here too - argh!

Got the above link to work perfectly thanks - downloaded the software but when I try to run it, it loads up to "4" then hangs for ages - eventually I get the error message "Uncaught exception:java.lang.NullPointerException" and that's it - no further action!

Any help welcome thanks!

Frustrating - part of the reason I went for the 8820 was the GPS function but so far can't use it!

Thanks

DB




PS what about BlackBerry Maps? Can't get them either!


I have the exact same probel witht eh new link, any ideas? Please Help.
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