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Old 05-18-2005, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to get the nextel 7520 to send GPS info to the laptop via the usb cable? Used to be able to do this with my old Iden phone and a serial cable. The settings in the gps options don't have the settings for external aplications.

The wording in the owners manual that came with the BB would lead you to think you can (one of the reasons for selecting this model) however i can find no information even remotley related to this.

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Old 05-24-2005, 11:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There is a way to do this so don't loose hope. I am doing the same thing, there is an option you have to enable but I don't know what it is at this time. I'm asking my NEXTEL rep tomorrow though so I'll post here when I find out.
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would be willing to bet that you can not do it. You could do it on old iden phones becuase they were motorola phones and it was in there software. The 7520 is GPS enabled so you can run a gps software on the phone not make it a gps unit.
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Old 06-08-2005, 08:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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With RIM finally enabling Bluetooth serial profile, anything's possible. Combine this with the location API on some BlackBerries, and you might be able to write a software-based NMEA emulator. The key word is in *might*.

It's not done yet, but this would give an additional purpose to a 7520 or 7250: Being used as an external Bluetooth GPS unit for a laptop computer.
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Old 06-08-2005, 10:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh they are enabling the serial profile? That will be nice. So with any luck maybe BB OS 4.1 or something?
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bump, any new info on the subject??
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