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  1. sklotz2000's Avatar
    Anyone look at Navigator? It uses offline maps. You only download the ones that you need (some are huge). I have it on my PlayBook and now added it to my Z10. Works GREAT!! There is a learning curve because it has so many features. Otherwise, I love it! Combined with BlackBerry Maps it's all you need.
    04-11-13 12:46 PM
  2. chrispipe's Avatar
    waze doesn't poll for POIs and local business information. you can SEARCH for them, but it doesn't show them all while you're driving around. maps does. i can drive by walmart and it'll show walmart and everything else in that plaza, as well as the shape of the buildings. waze does none of this. it's just crayon looking lines on a flat background. not surprised it uses less data
    Last edited by chrispipe; 04-11-13 at 01:35 PM. Reason: i cant spell
    04-11-13 01:33 PM
  3. geekwu's Avatar
    ... no maps are available off line on the Z10.
    Actually there is one that's available off-line: OsmAnd (from Blackberry AppWorld). Once you've downloaded the map(s) for the regions you want you can use it without data connection.
    04-11-13 01:34 PM
  4. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Actually there is one that's available off-line: OsmAnd (from Blackberry AppWorld). Once you've downloaded the map(s) for the regions you want you can use it without data connection.
    We're strictly talking Native BB Maps data usage here. BB Maps are not available off line.
    04-11-13 01:39 PM
  5. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Update

    I came home and I found out it didn't use more data so it appears to cache some maps, not much though, that's where the good part ends. As soon as you pinch to zoom once it takes 1-2mb, pan to one side, another 1-2mb, every time you do something it eats more data and if you close the maps app it starts again, every time you touch it more data is used. I used some 30mb doing this.

    I have now set up my emails too and I'll monitor how much data is used overnight while I only get 1-2 emails max.
    04-11-13 01:47 PM
  6. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Did another test, opening m.crackberry.com used 3mb, tapping on the desktop link to open the full site used another 4mb, that's just crazy, 7mb just like that.
    04-11-13 02:06 PM
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