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    Quote Originally Posted by scotsman88 View Post
    I keep forgetting that Cell Site Triangulation is not in production yet...we have been using internally for a while now...it's all good brother..."patience..."

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    Thanks scot I would love to see BB maps get better and better. Good luck with and if you need any beta testers you know where to find them lol




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    Goolge Maps is killing BBmaps hands down. U can't get your location and no directions. Kind of defeats the purpose IMO. I to preserve memory I deleted BBmaps lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terribL_T View Post
    Goolge Maps is killing BBmaps hands down. U can't get your location and no directions. Kind of defeats the purpose IMO. I to preserve memory I deleted BBmaps lol.
    no location or directions? what handheld OS you running 4.2.0? lol

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    Can anyone link the Google Maps App for the storm

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    I have used Google Maps now for about a month, and overall like the way it works.

    I have found its "current location" to be off at times (perhaps several blocks in some cases), and it is not the fastest application on the Blackberry Curve here - that's for sure. Assuming they improve on those 2 points, I think they have a winner.

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    Google Maps has been more helpful in Chicago.

    I have found BBMaps to be more functional as an in-car GPS.

    Given the ubiquitous nature of Google plug-ins, Google Maps seems to work better with other third party apps and sites.
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    i use google maps just for it's satellite maps so that i have some idea of what i'm looking for ;p

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    I just like the UI of the google maps better. BBmaps seems antiquated to me. However, BBmaps does work fine, gives you directions and location well enough. But IMO google maps for one has more eye candy to it, and two uses cell phone triangulation quite well (a feature lacking in the current version of BBmaps).

    I know that RIM is making great attempts to improve this app (right Scottsman) so I will be curious to see what the next version looks like. But for right now I like GM.

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    Hands Down winner is Google Maps!

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    I would go with google maps by way of triangular location finder, traffic update, street location and just over all performance. There may be some memory leakage, but investment in quick pull or a memory saver program will help out. There are ways of going through memory leakage if that is your only disgruntle.
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    I am trying to make BB Maps work ever since I found out Verizon activated the GPS for free. But I have had nothing but problems with BB Maps. At first there was a software issue that only allowed me to see everything in Terraine mode. I could not see any streets at all. Once I deleted and reinstalled, that problem was corrected. But now I have problems with BB Maps hanging up. About every 3rd time I go to use it, the GPS won't work. The only thing I have found that fixes it is to pop out the battery to reset the HH. What a pain in the butt. Even when it works properly, the interface is not very user friendly. Google maps has BB Maps beat for now, except for the GPS functionality on Verizon. However the Triangulation feature is still pretty accurate and an awesome backup option. Bring it on, Scottsman!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayr View Post
    i use google maps just for it's satellite maps so that i have some idea of what i'm looking for ;p
    I like the satellite view also. Lets you see whats really out there. Got some cool satellite pix of Daytona 500 race track when I was out there.
    It could be updated a little more often, though.
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    sounds like a java app issue.
    -backup
    -wipe
    -reload
    -check GPS after

    Quote Originally Posted by jgeerling View Post
    I am trying to make BB Maps work ever since I found out Verizon activated the GPS for free. But I have had nothing but problems with BB Maps. At first there was a software issue that only allowed me to see everything in Terraine mode. I could not see any streets at all. Once I deleted and reinstalled, that problem was corrected. But now I have problems with BB Maps hanging up. About every 3rd time I go to use it, the GPS won't work. The only thing I have found that fixes it is to pop out the battery to reset the HH. What a pain in the butt. Even when it works properly, the interface is not very user friendly. Google maps has BB Maps beat for now, except for the GPS functionality on Verizon. However the Triangulation feature is still pretty accurate and an awesome backup option. Bring it on, Scottsman!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgeerling View Post
    I am trying to make BB Maps work ever since I found out Verizon activated the GPS for free. But I have had nothing but problems with BB Maps. At first there was a software issue that only allowed me to see everything in Terraine mode. I could not see any streets at all. Once I deleted and reinstalled, that problem was corrected. But now I have problems with BB Maps hanging up. About every 3rd time I go to use it, the GPS won't work. The only thing I have found that fixes it is to pop out the battery to reset the HH. What a pain in the butt. Even when it works properly, the interface is not very user friendly. Google maps has BB Maps beat for now, except for the GPS functionality on Verizon. However the Triangulation feature is still pretty accurate and an awesome backup option. Bring it on, Scottsman!!!
    Welcome to BBOS and thanks for your opinion. I definitely agree the Google maps is vastly superior to BBMaps (it's one of the first apps I delete off my phone). I am curious to see what the next gen brings but by then Google Maps will have released further versions so I just don't see BBMaps really being a competitior to Google unless they have done a 2,000% revamp. Prove me wrong RIM

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    I sure hope BBmaps gets that major revamp as well for what ever reason my carrier (telus) and google maps don't get along. I tried it just recently on my new tour but it still wonted get me closer then 1000 meters.

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    Blackberry maps is also great for traffic alerts and especially here in LA it is much needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louwiid View Post
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    Google Maps has been more helpful in Chicago.

    I have found BBMaps to be more functional as an in-car GPS.

    Given the ubiquitous nature of Google plug-ins, Google Maps seems to work better with other third party apps and sites.
    Agreed,

    Also and unless I am missing it you can't activate BT when in BBMaps. With growing pressure to not use our devices while driving what new feature sets are coming that would help the hands free use of BBMaps......Scottsman any hint??
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