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    8130 & Google Maps

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    Has anyone been able to get Google Maps to work on the new Verizon Pearl? My buddy picked up his at launch and I have been trying to get Google Maps to work since VZNavigator still isn't available. I was able to download 1.6.4 but the icon doesn't display proper icon and I get 'error in mobile blah-blah-blah' when I try to open it. Has anyone else had similar issues. I assume it is Verizon being Verizon, but I was able to install the FaceBook app.

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    Re: 8130 & Google Maps

    Google maps along with many many other 3rd party apps will not work until the 4.3 OS is released so that developers can update their apps to work on the new OS and new device! So be patient, hopefully this will come soon!

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    Re: 8130 & Google Maps

    It's because 8130 is not in Google's database yet, so it's defaulting to the generic Google Maps which doesn't work. You will need to point you phone to the direct link for the 8100, which also works for the 8130. Below is the link:

    http://google.com/gmm/apps/v1.6.4/L1...00_v4_1_L1.jad

    "http://google.com/gmm/apps/v1.6.4/L1/gmaps-BlackBerry-8100_v4_1_L1.jad"

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    Re: 8130 & Google Maps

    Thank you, feel much better I have my google maps back, but since it is for an 8100 it doesn't support the internal GPS or am I missing something??

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    Re: 8130 & Google Maps

    Quote Originally Posted by lxpaz View Post
    Thank you, feel much better I have my google maps back, but since it is for an 8100 it doesn't support the internal GPS or am I missing something??
    Verizon locked down the internal GPS. It can only be used for VZNavigator. Verizon is greedy.

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    Re: 8130 & Google Maps

    VZ Nav is available for the 8130, I installed it last Friday

    http://solutions.vzwshop.com/vzstart/bb/vzw_vznav.html




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    Re: 8130 & Google Maps

    Quote Originally Posted by ski837547 View Post
    Verizon locked down the internal GPS. It can only be used for VZNavigator. Verizon is greedy.
    I know totally lame, doesn't work for BB maps or Google maps




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