1. Noles26's Avatar
    I'm sure someone has posted similar to this before, but there are thousands to read thru and maybe some of the answers have changed.
    Any how, after fighting the battle with iPhone 4 , 3GS, 3G and original with dropped calls and SH** service I have made the jump to Blackberry.

    I picked up a blackberry torch 9800 yesterday and have some questions:

    1) What do you all use for "navigation/GPS" on your blackberrys and where can I download it?

    2) What do you use to sync your gmail calendar with your phone?

    3) Is there a better place to down load apps for free than the "app world" and "att app center" ?


    Thank you in advance for helping a newb.

    PS : I love having a phone that I can make phone calls with !
    09-20-10 09:35 AM
  2. ratsttam's Avatar
    1) I use Sprint Navigation (Telenav Sprint branded). AT&T has a similar program available, but it will be an additional charge per month (as will most nav programs).

    2) Google has their own sync program. It's free, and it works.

    3) shop.crackberry.com (crackberry appstore program), there are also many other sites, and even directly from program developers.
    09-20-10 09:58 AM
  3. jeffreii's Avatar
    If you don't need turn by turn directions Google Maps is great.

    Also I'd highly recommend upgrading to OS .225 - the first 3 links in my signature will guide you. It makes a big difference!
    09-20-10 10:03 AM
  4. Thanontos's Avatar
    You can download google sync to make it easier to sync your phone with your google accounts. There are probably other ways, but I think using the google app would be easier.

    For a larger selection of apps, I would download the mobihand appstore from crackberry. Go to m.crackberry.com from your mobile phone and select apps tab at the top. You will see something like install native superstore.

    The gps question is all on your personal prefrence. Google maps for mobile has a decent maps and gps, just no voice navigation, but it is free. ATT navigator is pretty good, but I didn't like having to pay 10 bucks a month for it. If you want a one time payment you could go to the garmin site. I believe it is like 70-80 dollars one time payment for the app. It has turn by turn and is actually pretty good, plus no subscription fees.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-20-10 10:05 AM
  5. jstarett's Avatar
    Google Sync is probably the best way to access your GMail stuff...

    Google maps is also available for navigation but no voice. Blackberry maps the same (its installed you just need to download the 'blackberry maps ribbon' to your phone just google it) but no voice and there is a new traffic app out there that is currently being worked on no idea if they plan on upgrading with more features though.

    Apps are pretty spread out as well where the main concentration is at Appworld sometimes you can just google what you want and they will come up as well. BTW I did forget about mobihand... just downloaded that as well, lol.

    Anything else just ask!
    09-20-10 10:48 AM
  6. ek9max's Avatar
    Make sure to update it to the newest .225 os.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-20-10 11:20 AM
  7. canusaybimmy's Avatar
    ill repeat what has already been said because i think it's key...upgrade to the news version of the os...
    09-20-10 12:08 PM
  8. mark_rivers19's Avatar
    If you don't need turn by turn directions Google Maps is great.

    Also I'd highly recommend upgrading to OS .225 - the first 3 links in my signature will guide you. It makes a big difference!

    i think there's a newer leaked OS floating around somewhere
    .246 if i'm not mistaken..
    09-20-10 12:10 PM
  9. jeffreii's Avatar
    I already have .246 loaded - I wouldn't recommend it to anyone new until it's been running stable for a good 24 hours and many others have been happy with it.
    09-20-10 01:21 PM
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