1. mrmalkovich's Avatar
    hey all.. Got the Blackberry Curve 8520.

    This happens periodically. Google Maps has no problem finding my location for a couple months, then suddenly decides it's had enough. Now it can't find my location. Battery out, hard reset, even uninstalled and reinstalled GMaps. Nothing.

    Can anyone help? I'm in a new city and it's very frustrating not being able to use this to get around.
    04-04-12 10:50 PM
  2. jeffh's Avatar
    According to the BlackBerry spec page, the 8520 does not have a built-in GPS. That means Google Maps is using cell phone towers to estimate your location. If you are in an area with poor cell coverage, that might explain your problems.

    I used to have a Verizon 8830. Verizon disabled the GPS in that model for a time. (They don't anymore.) I bought an external GPS puck that connected via Bluetooth. It worked reasonably well with the 8830 and Google Maps. If getting a different BlackBerry isn't an option, you might look at GPS pucks.
    04-04-12 11:08 PM
  3. mrmalkovich's Avatar
    interesting! and terrible. all at once. thanks for your reply.
    04-04-12 11:10 PM
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