05-11-09 06:09 AM
Since this thread is about using a bluetooth gps reciever to do all teh functions an unlocked gps can do why does his comment even have any relevance..05-07-09 11:26 AM
- 05-07-09 12:19 PM
- Google maps picks up my location perfectly fine with my Verizon 8330. Didn't Verizon unlock the GPS in December or there abouts?
Maybe I'm missing something in the conversation.
I'm a new owner, but have been reading up on BB related news since I first saw the storm.05-07-09 04:22 PM
- Throwing fuel on the fire, Google Maps does not use GPS, in the true sense. Look up the documentation on Google. They use triangulation to find your position within 2300m. Which is fairly broad.
Blackberry Maps is native, it works, it's based on Navteq, it's free. For a quick and dirty solution, why not try it?
Google Maps has some benefits, but it's also a bit of a resource hog and not quite as precise.
Choose either, or both (I have both on my 8330 via Verizon).
Enjoy the trip!
Fredrick05-07-09 04:25 PM
- I have had a trial subscription of the Sprint 8330 for the past three weeks. During that time I have utilized the voice turn by turn directions rather extensively, in the NYC area, as well as in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and in the Portland Oregon area (which traveling out of town for 11 days).
I was very impressed with Sprint navigation. I own a high end Garmin GPS, for which I paid over $800. The Sprint navigation was so capable that had I not purchased the Garmin, I probably would not need to do so (it is better, but not enough better, and the Sprint is quite goood).
Now for the question - I am a long time Verizon user and will return the Sprint under this 30 day return privilege. I am going to purchase the Verizon 8330. However, I am hearing that Verizon has somehow disbled some GPS functionality, such that my navigating experience with the Verizon will be inferior to the Sprint.
Could someone be so kind as to summarize the negatives (if any) of the Verizon compared to the Sprint? I am interested only in point-to-point turn by turn directions, not traffic, points of interest, etc. I am also not looking to beat up Verizon because they arbitrarily disable features, UNLESS they are impariing my ability to get from point A to point B in an efficient and expeditious manner.
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.05-10-09 01:04 PM
- If you are talking about possibly purchasing a monthly VZNavigator subscription, you can use it for one day at a cost of something like 2.95 for a 24 hour period. I have done this and like VZ Navigator but use my own Garmin.
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