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    Real Internal GPS or Not?

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    At work I use an 8703e and I understand that the GPS with this model is not really an internal GPS device. For my personal use I have a new 8310 and I was wondering, is this a real internal GPS or is it like the 8703e?

    Thanks, from a newbie on this forum.

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    the 8310 should have an internat gps if you have the red att one if is from tmo then it has wifi
    you do need a data plan to use the gps with map apps to download the maps and theres quite a few free apps like live search, google maps, bb maps

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    It's a real internal GPS
    Color---it's nothing but a hue of the rainbow...why do people place such importance in it?

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    Wow, fast reply. Yes it is the AT&T Red version.

    Since wifi was mentioned, for those Blackberrys with wifi, how does that work? Is there a paid subscription option from the carrier in order to make free wifi calls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbw157 View Post
    Wow, fast reply. Yes it is the AT&T Red version.

    Since wifi was mentioned, for those Blackberrys with wifi, how does that work? Is there a paid subscription option from the carrier in order to make free wifi calls?
    I have never used but what wifii does it conects to your network at home and uses the internet or network at home to acces that connection to browse and make calls or when your by a hotspot like a coffee shop and you have an account with that carrier that provides the hotspot for that business you can access it as well.

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    Real internal GPS. No additional device/pairing/whatsoever required. You just load Google Maps and start navigating.

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    Or just pay for the Telenav (which is cheap anyway for the service) and have it talk to you as opposed to having to always "read" the phone----which by the way will get you a ticket as of July 1!!!!
    Color---it's nothing but a hue of the rainbow...why do people place such importance in it?

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    I use nav4all for my 8310, it's free and works worldwide

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1902 View Post
    I use nav4all for my 8310, it's free and works worldwide
    Yes, but does it TALK to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoGro View Post
    Yes, but does it TALK to you?
    Yes, Nav4All talks to you in the language and gender of your choice.

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    I am a bit unclear on this issue as well. I have an 8300 from AT&T, bought back in October. Does this have real GPS internal, or do I need to use a bluetooth device?

    Without GPS (either internal or via Bluetooth) am I still able to use mapping software?

    Sorry for the confusion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayno007 View Post
    Yes, Nav4All talks to you in the language and gender of your choice.
    Sweet! Thanks, Wayne.

    How hard does it hit the device memory?

    Roger

    EDIT: And welcome to the Stacks, by the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bltkmt View Post
    I am a bit unclear on this issue as well. I have an 8300 from AT&T, bought back in October. Does this have real GPS internal, or do I need to use a bluetooth device?

    Without GPS (either internal or via Bluetooth) am I still able to use mapping software?

    Sorry for the confusion...
    The 8300 does NOT have internal GPS.

    Can't answer your other question, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bltkmt View Post
    I am a bit unclear on this issue as well. I have an 8300 from AT&T, bought back in October. Does this have real GPS internal, or do I need to use a bluetooth device?

    Without GPS (either internal or via Bluetooth) am I still able to use mapping software?

    Sorry for the confusion...

    The 8300 does not have GPS, however you can download google maps and use that, the latest version has a new feature called "My Location" which can find you (somewhat) based on the nearest Cell Tower you're on. It is not exact, but it is an awesome little App.

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