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[aprssig] BLACKBERRY WITH GPS

Andy Gonzales kg6rwo2 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 16:04:45 UTC 2007


T-Mobile does not block with the 8800 but Verizon does with the 8830. On
earliere BB models the GPS is also based on cell towers not satellites.

As far as tracking your position, I believe Google Earth may have that
feature.

On 8/7/07, Blake Bowers <bbowers at mozarks.com> wrote:
>
> Many of the carriers block the GPS signal for use by
> onboard applications.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric H Christensen" <eric at christensenplace.us>
> To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 10:04 AM
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] BLACKBERRY WITH GPS
>
>
> >I haven't discovered one but I am using the 8703e that was supposed to
> have
> >an onboard GPS but I can't get it to work quite right with Google Maps
> for
> >Mobile.
> >
> > Makes me wonder you could run some sort of Java APRS client on the BB
> and
> > have it connect to the IS via the cellular network.  You could send out
> > your position and send and receive messages.  Hmmm...
> >
> > 73s,
> > Eric W4OTN
>
>
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