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    BB 7290, obviously w/o GPS. Since the goverment and my cell phone company can triangulate my position with the towers, can I also access that? I haven't seen this functionality yet, but considering we can write our own applications, i'm wondering if anyone has implimented this? I just want to know where I'm at.

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    Re: Triangulation

    are you lost? hehe...

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    Re: Triangulation

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~that would be a neat trick. Anyone have any ideas?

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    Re: Triangulation

    LOL "are you lost?"

    Don't think I've seen any 3rd party apps for this purpose. Maybe there is but I don't know of it.


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    Re: Triangulation

    Just a guess but I think that is something that would be done through the towers themselves. Unless the phone could read from which cell tower its getting days from. I'm not to keen on telecomm technology so take that for what its worth.

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    Re: Triangulation

    I believe that it would definitely be from the towers I don't think you can read any information from the towers other than the one you are connected. Additionally, you would have to know the exact location of the towers that you are measuring for the location. I really don't think that is available.

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    Re: Triangulation

    Yeh i'd agree that the info is on their end. I'd like to think whoever designed it was bored and left themselves a method of getting the data on their phone.
    Guess my idea is before it's time.

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