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    Newb Pearl Questions

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    Hi, I just got a blackberry pearl and I have a few question.

    1-Is the maps application free (or does it use internet)? if it's not free, is there a free maps application you can download?
    2-Is there a way to have a turn by turn GPS system without monthly fees? what do you need to buy?
    3-Are there free applications for the pearl that you can download? Where do you download them from?
    4-What are the basic features (the ones that come with the phone) that use internet (that are not free to use)?

    I think thats about it for now.

    thanks!

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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    Hi Roberto and Welcome to the Stacks.

    1) You can get Google Maps and/or BB Maps free, however, both use data so without a data plan, they wouldn't do you any good.
    2) The GPS system also won't work without the data plan (which are needed for the maps).
    3) Check out the BB Downloads tab at the top of the page for some great, free downloads for your Pearl.
    4) You won't be able to use anything that requires data, maps, internet, etc.

    All that being said, if you can afford a data plan, your pearl experience will be much more fun.

    Welcome and enjoy!

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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    thanks for the quick reply!

    I'll go get my data plan right away!

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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    1. I believe BB maps is fre. google maps are free as well. I do not believe it uses internet but someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    2. Google Maps will give you turn by turn however its not GPS. The answer would be no. Telnav is a good trusted service with monthly fees and you can buy a bluetooth receiver for $99.00 from their site.
    3. What kind of free apps are you looking for? Just go to downloads at the top of the forum and check out what the board has.
    4. the browser and media net use the internet, everything else would use Data like MMS, PIN, BBM etc.
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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    doh, someone beat me to it... oh well..
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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    thanks guys.
    I have another question now.
    I got my phone used so is there a way i can "format" it and restore it to factory default settings and delete all non original apps?

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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    Yes...

    Options>Security>General>"Menu Button" select Wipe Handheld

    This will restore to factory settings!
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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    Options>Security>General>"Menu Button" select Wipe Handheld


    willl do it
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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    will it also take off all non original apps?

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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    I beleive so. If there is anything you want to be sure and take off you can use the app loader in desk top manager first to remove (just uncheck).
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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    Yes.

    It wipes everything and puts back to factory settings and app's.
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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    dont use the Application loader that came with the disk. Be sure to download Desktop manager from BBs site. the one that came with the disk tends to mess up your pearl.

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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    i'll give it a try.

    Thanks for the help

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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    let us know how it works out for you.
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    Re: Newb Pearl Questions

    It did not delete the non original apps nor themes.
    anyother ideas to how i can restore completely?

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