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Old 01-14-2008, 12:42 AM   #1
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I have a curve from tmobile. I just picked up the freedom 2000. It works great. i use it with both google maps and nav4all. what i don't like about nav4all is that the poi's are not inputted. when i type in home depot, nothing comes up. i am looking for software that works similarly to google maps but gives directions like nav4all. i have used the garmin nuvi200 and am looking for something as close to this as possible. thank you.
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:45 AM   #2
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THE best navigation application is TeleNav, and is not free, but it IS the best.

For free, also try AmazeGPS.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:42 AM   #3
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Also the New Mapquest Navigator 5 is excellent, right up the ranks with Telenev.
But as with Telenav it's also a pay per month service. Both have free trials.

I personally have switched from Telenav to Mapquest and this is why, Mapquest downloads your routing info onto your phone and stores it while enroute. If you happen into an area that does not have data service, you still have your map as long as you stay on the routed path (or close proximity of, as it downloads a "corridor" of information). Telenav does not do this, it needs data access at all times for the maps. This is why I am a convert, the programs are very close in their functions so it comes down to a matter of preference, and the downloaded info was the deciding factor for me.
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Garmin Mobile for Blackberry is a good third provided that the price is $99.00USD per year and they also have a free 30day trial!
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What about amAze? Its a free gps software. Have you guys ever tried it before? If so, how is it?

amAze - Free GPS Navigation for your mobile phone!
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I was the 1st person to download aMaze GPS for Blackberry. I had used it on a Sony Ericcsson phone briefly and hounded them until they released the BB version.

This is what I found, everything is fine as long as you only use the turn by turn screen, but the map view never quite catches up when navigating. Also the user interface is very difficult to navigate, way too many key strokes for my taste. Unfortunately I have gone back an redownloaded the program repeatedly over the last few months and things have not changed. Also I live here in NE Indiana and their map database is inaccurate in spots. It will try to route me onto an interstate hwy that has no access from where it routes me. I reported this problem to aMaze back in April 2007 and its still not corrected. On their behalf I will state that they receive their map data from outside source (and not one that the big boys use) so it's not the aMaze teams issue. Also when I missed a turn once (on purpose) it tried for 4 miles to reroute me back to the original route, even though I was headed home on a direct shot route. I love the possibilies this program has but for the time being it just has too many issues. I have deleted it, multiple times.

With this being said, other areas of the US or other countries may have more accurate maps than is here in the midwest. Try it out, the aMaze team works hard and deserve a chance to prove themselves. Its free and it will eventually get you where you're going, unfortunately for me, it stressed me out. LOL I went to Telenav and now to Mapquest, it seems to fit my tastes the best so far.

BTW I believe the map lag is due to too much information on the mapscreen, too many fancy details. If they clean it up and pare down I think the program has great possibilites.
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has anyone tried Nav4All on a 8320?
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Definitely check out the GPS forum.
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I have, I cant get Nav4All to find my GPS signal. Google maps gets it fine though, and I can get a lock in options>GPS
donno what im doing wrong....
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