1. John Yester's Avatar

    It's been awhile since Verizon rolled out their VZ Navigator application. It's just recieved a nice update and along with the new name of Verizon Navigator VX, it comes a free 30 day trial for new users, and a bunch of new features.

    • Smart Routes with Real-Time Traffic Updated every 60 seconds, telling you when traffic is ahead and mapping out detours to get you around it
    • Voice Turn-by-Turn Directions Even with other apps open, you will continue hearing where to turn to keep you on track
    • Real signs and road views Accurate highway signs guide you into the correct lanes and prevent last minute lane changes
    • Location Sharing Use Place Messaging or Facebook to share your real-time location or the place of an upcoming meeting
    • Virtual city driving with 3D buildings and graphics
    • Satellite view that moves with your location
    • Local search with Bing
    • Real-time weather, gas prices, movie times and other local information
    • Ability to add addresses to "favorites" for easy bookmarks of the places you frequent

    The 30 day free trial is open for new VZ Navigator subscribers only, and available on the BlackBerry Storm2 9550, Bold 9650, Curve 3G 9330, and Curve 8530. To check it out go to Media from Verizon Wireless - VZ Navigator on your device, choose the 30 day trial option, and you're good to go

    Source: Verizon via Android Central
    07-23-11 05:11 PM
  2. i7guy's Avatar
    I got excited when I saw this. But after checking the Verizon website, the new version is only available on select Droid phones. For us Blackberry users we are still on 6.2.
    07-24-11 09:07 AM
  3. papped's Avatar
    Doesn't really matter since I'd never pay $10 a month for navigation either way...
    07-25-11 01:06 PM
  4. i7guy's Avatar
    only droid phones?
    That's what I was thinking. What type of a dumb move was that?
    07-25-11 02:37 PM
  5. JJGeneral1's Avatar
    For ppl who don't have any gps $10 a month isn't bad for navigation.
    Very true, but take $10 a month, sock it away for 6-10 months, and you can get a very basic GPS device for that price, with no other monthly charges.
    07-26-11 12:13 PM
  6. i7guy's Avatar
    Right but there are advantages and disadvantages to a basic gps device. With In car nav, map quest and goggle maps, I don't see the need for vz nav. But I subscribed for years.
    07-31-11 06:53 AM