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    Unlocked BB8800

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    How do I get navigation via the Built in GPS without having to use a data plan. Just started downloading na4all and telenav to my macbook. Any suggestions.

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    Re: Unlocked BB8800

    Quote Originally Posted by ivano1
    How do I get navigation via the Built in GPS without having to use a data plan. Just started downloading na4all and telenav to my macbook. Any suggestions.
    You'd have to find GPS mapping software that didn't need to download maps on the fly as you move. Don't know if these are available for this device. They probably require the maps to be stored on a memory card or similar. I'd doubt there is sufficient storage on the device itself.

    I know BB maps downloads on the fly but it's the only one I've used. I think Telenav does as well.

    Can't be any more help i'm afraid.
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    Re : Unlocked BB8800

    An offline GPS map would be quite hard on a BB about a 4gb card and if they are any new update you'll have to do them often. And BB are looking for people to get data plan so I doubt it will be ever done.....

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    Re: Unlocked BB8800

    Sorry gentlemen for sounding stupid, but I though that BBMaps came with maps pre-installed. I need maps for UAE, Australia and South Africa which is on the list of coverage maps.

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    Re: Unlocked BB8800

    No mapping software for the BB has pre-installed maps (Telenav, BBMaps, Google Maps etc all download on the fly). See Stinsonddog's GPS Tips here:

    http://home.comcast.net/~tamsterra/O...kberry_GPS.htm

    That should give you some additional information.

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    Stewea's correct. There's currently no mapping or GPS app for the BB that has locally stored maps.

    The app would have to come with a microSD card with the maps. The device memory doesn't have anywhere near enough space if you think about it. How much map, POI and other data can you fit in 64MB? That's even assuming that all 64MB are free which isn't the case for many of the currently shipping models.

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    Re: Unlocked BB8800

    Sorry guys for the million and one questions, but I have a 2GB microSD and both the Australia and Middle East Garmin City Navigator CD's unlocked. Can I install this onto the microSD card and use it with BBmaps, Telenav, Google maps for the Blackberry? Yes I am trying my luck, but better to ask then to worry if it could have been done. Sorry again guys.

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