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    BB Pearl and GPS

    Hey all,
    as many of you may, or may not be aware, the PEARL can have GPS assisted tracking via BB maps. YOu need a BT GPS "puck" for it, tethered VIA Bluetooth.

    I happen to have come across the use of a Nokia LD-1W coutesy of Nokia Canada
    http://www.nokiausa.com/nokia_access...:LD-1W,00.html

    Here's a Vid of my Pearl and the Nokia LD-1W in action

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gVgL2sLnyE

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    treatz, can u set up a destination and have it give u directions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by faibs
    treatz, can u set up a destination and have it give u directions?
    Yes. You can plot directions from the center of the map (where you are) to an address and th gps will follow you along the route with directions.

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    i might have to get the pearl now cause of this... lol

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    nice map.. a bit bumpy ride.. lol..

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    I currently run a GPs puck with my pearl and it works quite well!

    I wish the app was more like telenav with voice turn by turn directions and other goodies , but its RIM first atempt which is a pretty good one.

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    i was running the beta version on my 8700, worked really well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balhar
    i was running the beta version on my 8700, worked really well
    There is a beta version for 8700?

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    Ouch! That puck is expensive....
    There are cheaper ones available.

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    GPS is PRO ! I wish I had it tho...
    Boh, chi si capisce é bravo e chi dorme non prende pesci!

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    Actually I just downloaded beta version of gmap on my 8700r. It works well. It isn't a true gps but it's useful enough. Just a small version of google map.
    Each paged that is loaded is about 150kb and as you scroll around the map it continues to download additional maps.(10 pages = 1.5MB) I will have to use it only when I need it. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feerie
    Actually I just downloaded beta version of gmap on my 8700r. It works well. It isn't a true gps but it's useful enough. Just a small version of google map.
    Each paged that is loaded is about 150kb and as you scroll around the map it continues to download additional maps.(10 pages = 1.5MB) I will have to use it only when I need it. lol.
    thats part of the reason why GPS functionality on the pearl is so pro.

    just about every phone can run google maps nowadays but to have it run so smoothly and clearly on such a sleek device makes it even more pro
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    Looks like your video got picked up on some blackberry blogs:

    http://www.blackberrycool.com/2006/11/09/002711/

    http://www.bbhub.com/2006/11/08/guid...-on-a-journey/

    That's pretty... pro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robotmansa
    Looks like your video got picked up on some blackberry blogs:

    http://www.blackberrycool.com/2006/11/09/002711/

    http://www.bbhub.com/2006/11/08/guid...-on-a-journey/

    That's pretty... pro?
    SO PRO!
    I"m famous

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    you have been forever guy

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