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    Invitation to Try New GPS Applications for BlackBerry

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    Trimble Outdoors just released three GPS-on-cellular applications for the BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8820 and BlackBerry Curve. Consumers can leverage the power of GPS on the smartphone they already take with them everywhere using Trimble’s applications:
    -- AllSport GPS, a virtual personal trainer for fitness training and performance improvement, including downloadable maps
    -- Geocache Navigator, the only app that brings fun geocaching to mobile phones
    -- Trimble Outdoors, for outdoor trip planning, mapping and GPS navigation

    Free 30-day trials are now available through www.trimbleoutdoors.com/RIM.

    Press Release
    Trimble Adds Three GPS-on-Cellular Applications for GSM-based BlackBerry Smartphones with Built-in GPS

    Trimble Fitness Training, Geocaching and GPS Navigation Services are now Available for the BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8820 and BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphones

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2007 – Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced the availability of three of its GPS phone applications for GSM-based BlackBerry(r) smartphones with built-in GPS, which include the BlackBerry(r) 8800, BlackBerry(r) 8820 and BlackBerry(r) Curve™ 8310 smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM). The AllSport GPS(tm), Geocache Navigator(tm) and Trimble Outdoors(tm) applications from the Trimble Outdoors family of GPS-on-cellular products and services provide BlackBerry smartphone users with the lifestyle solutions they demand on the go.

    Now more than ever, users of smartphones are interested in GPS-based applications. With the release of three applications for the GSM-based BlackBerry smartphones with GPS, users can harness the power of GPS for their favorite outdoors activities, such as hiking, backpacking, fishing, biking, running, walking, or even geocaching, on the wireless device they already carry with them everywhere.

    “BlackBerry smartphone users now have a complete catalog of GPS-based applications available to enhance their active lifestyle,” said Larry Fox, business development director, Trimble Outdoors. “Three distinct services are now available on the BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8820 and BlackBerry Curve 8310 that support a broad range of outdoor activities, practically anytime and anywhere. From the business user to the consumer, Trimble provides the ultimate choice of lifestyle applications for casual recreation all the way through extreme outdoor adventures.”

    “Yet another reason to love your BlackBerry: With the suite of applications from Trimble Outdoors, you can now use the smartphone as a full-fledged GPS device anywhere in the world,” said Jonathan Dorn, editor-in-chief, BACKPACKER Magazine. “Whether you want to go geocaching in San Francisco, a wilderness navigation program in the wilds of Montana, or need a fitness-based map tool for tracking a run from your hotel in Berlin, this handheld does it all. As a longtime GPS user, I’m amazed at how fast my new BlackBerry acquires satellites, how quickly it calculates results, and how versatile the tools are. In minutes, I can download a map and waypoints to plan for a hike—or I can save my route and upload it to my computer in seconds to share with a community of thousands of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. Want proof? Check out the digital hikes that BACKPACKER’S readers have posted on backpacker.com/hikes using Trimble’s technology.”

    "A number of recent market studies show that built-in GPS is increasingly important to customers and innovative software developers like Trimble have definitely noticed,” said Jeff McDowell, vice president, Global Alliances at Research In Motion. "Third party GPS applications and services can add great value to the purchase of a GPS-enabled BlackBerry smartphone, and we're pleased to work with Trimble Outdoors to bring their recreational GPS applications to the BlackBerry platform."

    AllSport GPS
    With the AllSport GPS application, BlackBerry smartphone users looking to jumpstart or maintain their fitness routine can track exercise activity by monitoring time, speed, calories burned, and distance traveled during outdoor workouts. Additionally, users may download map images and recommended routes to their phones, view performance statistics, and store workouts to monitor progress or share with friends. The application supports a variety of outdoor activities including walking, running, cycling and mountain biking.

    Geocache Navigator
    Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt that is rapidly gaining widespread adoption worldwide. Geocache Navigator is the only application that brings geocaching capabilities to the mobile phone and provides real time access to geocaching.com, the largest geocache database in the world. Using their GPS phone, geocachers can seek the caches using a uniquely constructed, radar-like interface that guides them toward their destination. Additionally, phone screens provide compass-based navigation, maps, speed, heading, location, distance, cache descriptions logs, hints and other useful information for both the most experienced and novice user.

    Trimble Outdoors
    Trimble Outdoors is a complete outdoor trip planning and navigation solution that allows consumers to review and plan trips online, send routes, maps and waypoints wirelessly to their GPS phone and then use the phone as a full-featured GPS navigator to guide their adventures. The application allows users to get maps of their locations, track routes with a GPS bread-crumb trail, and mark and edit waypoints along the way. The application also features a digital compass displaying the user’s coordinates, speed and heading. Users can also leverage the multi-media components of their phones to create photographic, video and audio notes of their trips for sharing online and viewing in Google Earth.

    Availability and Pricing
    Trimble’s GPS applications are immediately available for 30-day trials on the Trimble Outdoors web site at www.trimbleoutdoors.com/RIM. The trial versions support the BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8820 and BlackBerry Curve 8310 smartphones. Full versions of each product will be available through Handmark (www.handmark.com) later this month for $39.99 each per year or $5.99 each per month.

    About Trimble Outdoors
    Trimble Outdoors is a family of GPS-on-cellular applications for consumers.
    With Trimble Outdoors, consumers can use their GPS-enabled cell phones to navigate trails and highways, track workout performance, geocache, and create, manage and share those experiences with others. By leveraging Trimble's 29 years of commercial expertise in GPS, software, and communications, Trimble Outdoors delivers cost-effective and convenient position-based services that promote consumers' well-being, security and active lifestyle.

    For more information about Trimble Outdoors, visit www.TrimbleOutdoors.com.

    About Trimble
    Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,400 employees in over 18 countries.

    For more information visit: www.trimble.com

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    Re: Invitation to Try New GPS Applications for BlackBerry

    Pretty neat app might have to download and try it out
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    Re: Invitation to Try New GPS Applications for BlackBerry

    Great news! Been waiting to try the geocache thing, wish they'd support the 8320 w/ GPS puck though.

    Might still try it though, just to see if it'll work...

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    Very cool. Will have to download and do some geocaching

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    Thanks, downloading it now and going see if I can try it out.

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    This is great I've always wanted to try Geocache. If anyone is interested and In massachusetts, I'm going to start one this week. Somehwere in central mass. PM me -Joe-

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    Re: Invitation to Try New GPS Applications for BlackBerry

    It kinda works on my unit. Unable to to get some of the buttons to be accepted. Oh well.

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    telenav is way better, trimbleoutdoors stinks

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    Re: Invitation to Try New GPS Applications for BlackBerry

    no love for the 8320 huh? =\

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ will have to give it some play time...

    Mike isn't playing well with others I see...

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    Re: Invitation to Try New GPS Applications for BlackBerry

    Quote Originally Posted by rand0m View Post
    no love for the 8320 huh? =\
    I haven't had a chance to really test out all the features yet but it did show as detecting my GPS puck with my 8320. Hopefully I'll have a chance to try it out fully soon.

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    Re: Invitation to Try New GPS Applications for BlackBerry

    Just downloaded it to my (yes, this is no joke!) BB 8830 from *Verizon Wireless* (ugh ugh hack hack cough cough clear-the-air clear-the-air) and at least the programs are running fine.

    I did, of course, have my crippled internal gps set to "Location On" and the Trimble Outdoors and Geocache Navigator (my fav sport and pasttime, hands down!) seem to be searching actively for the, equally of course, non-existent gps data stream from my crippled gps radio.

    What's interesting is that both applications seem to be accessing the data network, receiving and sending copious amounts of information, judging from the arrow icons' flashing for what seems to be constant. I set the internal gps to "Location Off" and, restarted the applications, and aside from an initial data burst both ways, the data stream stopped after a while. What was it doing when it was set to "Location On?" Looking for an Assisted-GPS signal?

    Anyone who can hack my gps chip on my verizon 8830 will have my vote for Stacker Of The Year! I'm not quite up to the task.

    In the meantime, can anyone say Class Action Lawsuits? I knew you could...

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    Re: Invitation to Try New GPS Applications for BlackBerry

    well i just tryed the app for a second time,not sure if its me not knowing how too work it,or i am working the app just right,if i am then the app is not for me TELENAV ALL THE WAY,sorry if my comment upset someone

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    Re: Invitation to Try New GPS Applications for BlackBerry

    I was wondering when Trimble would start supporting BBs. They've been a big advertiser on geocaching.com for a long time. I might have to check it out with my Pearl if others get the Puck to work. Who knows, maybe I'll finally listen to Cherri and get the 8310.

    Geocaching is definitely a lot of fun, ya'll give it a try!
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