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PlaybookMan
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎06-24-2012
My Device: Playbook 16GB
My Carrier: Wind

Google Maps on Blackberry Bold 9700

Is it possible to download and install Google Maps on Blackberry Bold 9700?

 

I've looked everywhere but no luck.

I've tried Google links but all I get are Google error screen messages.

 

Has anyone tried and was successful in installing Google Maps on the phone or is this mission impossible?

 


Thanks!

 

 

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josuefunes
Posts: 1,061
Registered: ‎06-11-2013
My Device: Bold 9700, 9790, 9900, Curve 8520, 9360, Blackberry Z10 | iPhone 5S
My Carrier: *

Re: Google Maps on Blackberry Bold 9700

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Hello PlaybookMan

 

That is not for BlackBerry. Download it at BlackBerry World.

 

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If  user want to install Google Maps on there BlackBerry then using there BlackBerry browser should browse through this link   http://dl.google.com/dl/mobile/maps/BlackBerry-47/GoogleMaps.jad   it's a direct download .

 

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Hi there

 

I assume you already have a BlackBerry Data Plan in your SIM account !

 

After downloading Google maps have you rebooted your device by removing the battery while it is Powered On ? If not then do it .

 

In addition if you're inside your home then move outside or while on an open lawn launch Google Maps . Also In your device , Homescreen > Options > Device > Location Settings > Be sure Location Services are TURNED ON .

 

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PlaybookMan
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎06-24-2012
My Device: Playbook 16GB
My Carrier: Wind

Re: Google Maps on Blackberry Bold 9700

Thanks for the reply.

 

I don't think this is the Google Maps I had on my previous BB's.

That one was the one with traffic function, etc.

This one is not it.

 

Has it disappeared or has Google stopped supporting BB?

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vfk
Posts: 237
Registered: ‎07-01-2013
My Device: Q10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Google Maps on Blackberry Bold 9700

Yes new Google Maps installs was disabled about 2 years ago.

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PlaybookMan
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎06-24-2012
My Device: Playbook 16GB
My Carrier: Wind

Re: Google Maps on Blackberry Bold 9700

**bleep**!

 

So there's absolutely no way to install it back on BB 9700?? :smileyembarrassed:

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vfk
Posts: 237
Registered: ‎07-01-2013
My Device: Q10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Google Maps on Blackberry Bold 9700

If you have an old backup, you can try restoring the backup with Google Maps.

 

It's not just Blackberry, when iOS6 came out.  iPads and iPhones lost Google Maps as well.  A few months later, it came back to the iPhone, but not for the iPad.  There's rumors it will be back for iOS7.

 

Instead of an app, Google maps has a mobile version you might be able to use with the browser.  It's what Z10 and Q10 users use.  On my Q10, it works great with traffic and other features.  https://maps.google.com

 

Google has a habit of discontinuing ideas that are not profitable.  Many are upset when Google Reader was dropped last month.

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