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    Thumbs down Microsoft confirms that Live Search Mobile GPS on 88xx doesn't work

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    I tried to install and use Microsoft Live Search Mobile on my Telus 8830.
    The GPS didn't work.

    Potentially the reasoning might help my friends to the south diagnose their GPS woes.

    I sent a note to Microsoft and got the following reply:

    "We have tested Live Search for BlackBerry on a Verizon BB8830 and we confirm the GPS related features do not work on this device. The GPS API we use is apparently locked and not accessible for independent third-party applications like Live Search. This issue is still under investigation but it seems like we cannot overcome this limitation in a carrier-independent way.
    We did not have a chance to test a BB8830 device provided by Sprint or by a non-US carrier.

    If you are located in Canada, Live Search for BlackBerry could not fully work anyway, since some features like traffic information or business categories are currently not available outside of the US.

    Sorry for the inconvenience!"

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    Re: Microsoft confirms that Live Search Mobile GPS on 88xx doesn't work

    I use a 8820 which also has GPS built-in, and it works well. Therefore, I guess MS's statement is solely for users of verizon's 8830.

    I guess your title is a bit of misleading ("88xx")

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    Re: Microsoft confirms that Live Search Mobile GPS on 88xx doesn't work

    wow must be a pretty big deal since MS hates to admit that things that they make don't work

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    Re: Microsoft confirms that Live Search Mobile GPS on 88xx doesn't work

    unfortunately, verizon locks their gps:cry: it must be a control issue with them. i believe it works fine on the sprint 8800 model..
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    Re: Microsoft confirms that Live Search Mobile GPS on 88xx doesn't work

    I can also confirm that live search mobile gps works with my 8830 with Sprint.
    Sorry to hear you are having problems.

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