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  1. svtpickemup's Avatar
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    Default PCMag.com says Storm Has Unlocked GPS

    See this article:

    pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2331979,00.asp

    Could it be true?

    Also, sorry if this has already been posted..........
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    I read it had vznav on it, which would indicated a locked down gps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgregory View Post
    I read it had vznav on it, which would indicated a locked down gps.
    It does say VZNav... but that does not mean the GPS is locked and only available for use on that app! Technically, you should be able to load a third party GPS app (if the rumor that the GPS is unlocked is true).

    Hopefully VZW will realize that they are greedy SOBs asking for $$ every chance they can! Next thing you know, they will be charging for Visual Voicemail (which is a good possibility! I heard they were going to charge around $3/month for it).
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    They already charge for Visual Voicemail on the Voyager I believe ..

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    azeis... please merge these two threads! they are duplicate threads because the OP did not follow forum rules

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f86/pcm...ked-gps-80822/
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    I said I was sorry....I just wasn't sure into which forum it should go.

    Didn't want to make anyone upset. I moderate a large board myself (15,000 members) and understand the idea behind cross-posting.

    Again, sorry.
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    Don't apologize. Not everyone reads every single thread in all the forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcclure937 View Post
    It does say VZNav... but that does not mean the GPS is locked and only available for use on that app! Technically, you should be able to load a third party GPS app (if the rumor that the GPS is unlocked is true).

    Hopefully VZW will realize that they are greedy SOBs asking for $$ every chance they can! Next thing you know, they will be charging for Visual Voicemail (which is a good possibility! I heard they were going to charge around $3/month for it).
    From the article:
    The GPS radio is open to both Verizon's own VZ Navigator and third-party applications such as BlackBerry Maps and Google Maps
    Sounds unlocked to me. But I'll believe it when I see it.
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    I wonder if they will unlock it for all BlackBerry 's once the Storm launches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomh4u3r View Post
    I wonder if they will unlock it for all BlackBerry 's once the Storm launches?

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    Along the same lines of another thread... they'll wait (possibly forever), so that the general public will see the Storm as the only Blackberry with unlocked GPS. Users for whom the locked GPS is a real issue (worth upgrading over) will upgrade. Only after that pool (of users) has been depleted will the consider unlocking it for older models.
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    Maybe this is only unlocked for certain apps. Like apps that don't compete with VZNav. You can't get turn by turn on Google Maps or BB Maps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubau55 View Post
    Maybe this is only unlocked for certain apps. Like apps that don't compete with VZNav. You can't get turn by turn on Google Maps or BB Maps.
    It doesn't work like that. It's either fully unlocked or locked down to apps which need to push the appropriate PDE info to the phone before it'll work. With the introduction of OS4.5, the PDE calls for the Location API have also added the need for the application to be signed. This means that the app must have a valid signature by a licensed RIM developer.

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