Originally Posted by MichaelBB
Hey, thanks for the reply I stopped back on the way home and I know one of the sales reps and he said he talked to tech support and RIM, and they had NO answer so we went into blackberry maps and did a find me or what ever it is and you can access it or it would not work, than he left me and than came back and said its disabled because of specifications from VZW to BB/RIM.
No reason, just that, now coming from a programming background if someone new how and where to access the GPS, than maybe just maybe it could be fixed or the code modified to do this. But I doubt very much thats going to happen at all.
I'm actually working with someone who is trying to find a back door into the system to unlock the GPS functionality on VZW phones.
I spoke with both RIM & VZW today and they agreed the lock is a contractual obligation between VZW & RIM. All the functionality is there and, were it not for the contract, it could be enabled as it is on the Sprint phone today.
I completely agree with Dawg - if/when VZW gets their programming together with VZ Navigator, they'll probably restrict the use of the GPS to that program alone.
I'll add a new post if I'm able to get the GPS unlocked through my sources.