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    On March 6th, I leave for an around-the-world trip, starting in Moscow, and taking the train (the Trans-Siberian Railway) from Moscow to Irkutsk in Siberia, then to Ulanbataar, Mongolia and finally ending up in Beijing for a few days (then back home to Chicago, with a brief stop in Vancouver.)

    I'll be using my Curve 8900 (personal) and 8820 (work) to keep me company, along with the following software:

    Twitterberry (of course) with TwitPic.
    Facebook (I don't see how I can live without it!)
    Google Latitude (maybe, depending on how bandwidth intensive it is)
    Instamapper GPS update a few times a day so you can track me across Russia/Mongolia/China.

    Instamapper, I think, is the coolest one of the bunch. I've got it set up to post to my Facebook page along with a map. Ideally I'll turn it on every few hours just so it can say hello while on the train. It seems that there's decent GSM coverage along the way, which is a bit surprising.

    Can anyone else think of anything I might want to use software-wise? Or can I be a shameless whore and use this as a case study to send to RIM? Other suggestions?

    Nick

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    Latitude isn't all that data intensive. You can turn it on and then shut it down telling it to keep broadcasting. Since it isn't dloading maps constantly in this mode it isn't killing our data.
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    I might periodically ping with Google Latitude - it would be cool to see me in Mongolia.

    PM to get my email address to add me.

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    GREAT idea! can't wait to see the pics

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    Take plenty of pictures and post to Flickr!!! Let us know your page so we can see what a great time you are having.
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    I will upload pictures to Facebook and Flickr from the camera as I go along. I'm bringing a Canon 5D Mark II, and will probably shoot 100gb of photos on the trip, so it might be a while before they're all up there. Still, using Twitterberry and Twitpic, it'll be as live as it'll get!

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    Great idea-very interesting. I look forward to seeing your pictures. ~via 9000~

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    got a friend using latitude... very cool to be able to follow

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    I will be doing a "test run" this weekend while in Frankfurt, Germany. If anyone wants to tag me, or to follow along, let me know. PM/pin me and I'll give you my contact info + GPS map info.

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    dude that sends like an awesome trip...keep me informed it sends really sweet
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    added you to twitter! i plan on living vicariously thru you

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    This weekend, follow me as I test out everything in the lovely city of Frankfurt, Germany. This will be a good guess to see if everything miraculously is covered by the Blackberry Unlimited Intl Email package with T-Mobile or I get dinged for misc. services.

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    This is a great idea ! Good luck.
    If you dont mind ill copy your idea and do this this summer when i go accross Europe to visit friends and family.

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    dude good luck and have fun
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