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    Pearl 8130 GPS and 3rd party apps problems

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    Just wondering if anyone else has this issue. I have an 8130 Pearl with GPS. I can use BB maps and the GPS finds me at my exact location. I usually lock on fairly quickly, about a minute, even when traveling down the highway it locks on, just takes longer than if I'm staying put. But, different programs have different maps, some more up to date than others so I've been trying out other apps. Here are my problems:

    Google Maps: the new My Location feature can't find me at all, says it's not available in my area yet....I don't know how to get it to use my phone's GPS, if anyone has suggestions that would be great.

    Live Search: The app recognizes that my phone's GPS is on, but says my location is about 1 mile from where I really am, yet BB maps nails it. I haven't tried it away from home yet but find this strange. It's not even puting me at a nearby cell tower, just a random street about a mile from my house.

    Beyond 411: The app recognizes my GPS is on, but any time I try to search something that uses the GPS, it searches untill it times out, then says GPS not available.

    Anyone else with these issues? Any suggestions? I know many 8130 Pearl users have trouble even getting the GPS to work at all so I guess I'm lucky the BB maps is cooperating, I'd just like more options since some of the others have better local searches.
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    Re: Pearl 8130 GPS and 3rd party apps problems

    Try initiaiting gps first thru bbmaps(start gps/options/clear cache_, once locked then open 3rd party app and see if it doesnt lock. Om on uscellular and found that bbmaps is the only software that "refreshs" the gps since the Menu/options "refresh" item is missing. Otherwise, once bbmaps locks on in 3-5 minutes, other apps work great. Go figure.

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try
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