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    Question 8120 Verizon release date??

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    I need to upgrade my Verizon Samsung to a BB to communicate w/ my partners. I would really like Wifi and I really want the thing to fit in by jeans pocket. Should I wait for Verizon to release a 8120? How long would I have to wait?

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

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    8120? With wifi. Never probably. There are no plans at RIM to create a WiFi CDMA device.

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    Buy the 8130 ...

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    yeah Verizon will only have the 8130. You know them.. control everything and they wouldn't be able to control you on wifi haha

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

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    Yea no profit from wifi so I don't see Verizon ever going that route. Same with 'free' GPS.

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    What do I need to do to unlock or free up my 8130's GPS beyond what it is?
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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysbelieve1 View Post
    What do I need to do to unlock or free up my 8130's GPS beyond what it is?

    nothing.....

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ok good then it's unlocked?

    I don't think so because it won't show up on the BB Maps app as a means of GPS.

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ok good then it's unlocked?

    I don't think so because it won't show up on the BB Maps app as a means of GPS.

    Look around here and you'll see many tales of whoa about Verizon crippling the GPS on their BBs.

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~duh!!! I have looked around and I know of it all.

    I asked because I wanted to know if there is a way.

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    there is no way for the gps to work on a verizon phone unless verizon iniates the gps from the servers then which in turn turns it on for their software aka VZNAV. there is and will be nothing we can do to turn it on except pay the $10 a month to use their software.

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ yeah I did a lot of research because I just recently got my BB, and found nothing. Verizon just screwed everyone like always.

    Although its no substitute for GPS check out googles latest update to the google maps app. It uses phone towers rather than GPS satellites. Its a new idea and is not very accurate, but still fun to mess with while sulking about verizons taking wrongful advantage of their power.

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    yeah it is cell phone triangulation to approximate your location

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~why put another app on my phone that's not accurate when I have and use Verizon's NAV? I really enjoy it and it works great.

    Google maps is decent at best and I can do much more and faster with the combo between Berry411 and VZ NAV. I just would like my GPS to work with the BB Maps app. At least Verizon would and should do that. That would be nice.

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    Re: 8120 Verizon release date??

    Verizon dose have WiFi phones they just arnt RIM handsets. They use the 6700/6800 on WiFi. It has more to do with security than control from what gather. As far as GPS...... yeah they make a mint on navigator and it was rated like 1st on on handset nav so I guess they think they should charge us for it. Which google maps or even the blackberry GPS tool was robust enouph but I guess they wanna make there money. LOL

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