Originally Posted by yunone
can you dumb that down a little for me or possibly point me in the right direction to learn more about what you are talking about? It sounds like the current feature set of BB maps is not as dynamic as other apps and thats what you are getting at. Correct?
Actually, it's quite simple. A vector is a mathematical equation, so the Blackberry Maps application is designed to use as little data as possible because all it recieves are 'equations' that represent the data you are viewing. When you zoom in/out it merely renders that equation on the screen, rather than re-download the data.
Use blackberry maps, and google maps, try to compare the amount of data used (in the About screen) and you'll quickly confirm this.
So, when you use the BB for navigation you won't recieve a huge data bill..
google maps.. in it's current form, would consume many megs per day if it was possible to use with a GPS (it's not possibe, as of october 2006)
There you have it.. RIM: RELEASE BBMAPS ALREADY FOR 4.1! sheesh! =)