1. HsBrook's Avatar
    I have a basic GPS question. Does the internal Blackberry GPS (the one turned off by Verizon but allowed by ATT) allow directions via Google Maps rather than the turn by turn technology one gets with a Tom Tom? In other words is the internal GPS just a means of determining location via the maps versus the turn by turn of a Tom Tom? I'm assuming the turn-by-turn technology is what one would get by signing on with Verizon or ATT navigator services. Is my understanding correct?
    12-03-08 07:15 PM
  2. delta_foxtrot2's Avatar
    The GPS chips just feed location information to programs, what the programs do with the information is another matter altogeather but there is no code so to speak in the GPS chip to do turn by turn navigation, this requires a pretty big DB of street and road information so that can be calculated.
    12-03-08 07:22 PM
  3. FF22's Avatar
    There is also Nav4all and Amazegps which do turn by turn and are freeware. The problem is that you need the internal gps which verizon locks or you can actually use a separate Bluetooth gps dongle which feeds the satellite information to the BB using bluetooth but they cost extra money.
    12-03-08 07:44 PM
  4. HsBrook's Avatar
    Thanks so mucg for your answers.....especially the freeware info.
    12-04-08 05:51 PM