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    GPS on my 8120

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    firstly sorry if this has ready been asked.

    I love my 8120 but would love this more if i could have everything that wifi offers and GPS.
    so my question is what equiptment do i need make my bb GPS enabled (needless to say the cheapest way) ?
    What satnav software is the best to use that has voice aswell as maps (UK) ?
    Does it eat into your battery life?
    and the biggest question is it worth it?


    Thanks in advance

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    I don't know what's available in the UK, but I bought a bluetooth GPS receiver from buygpsnow.com. Sometimes it's called a GPS "puck," I understand. Anyway, it cost me about $35-40 or so.

    It can see the satellites in the sky and convey the GPS information to my 8120 via bluetooth. I use Blackberry Maps, it dosn't cost anything (assuming you have BB data), but it doesn't tell you when to turn either. Telenav does tell you when to turn, but there's a monthly fee.

    With BB Maps,you can set the screen to stay on until the battery reaches 75%, or 50%, or 25%, so you can manage battery life, but it's such a bright screen, it does eat up some battery. Just make certain you have a car charger.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanks for the information. That really helped. I'm doing to see what software is available in the uk that will work well on my BB.
    Thanks again

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