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The BlackBerry smartphone models and their corresponding GPS capabilities

by BlackBerry Development Advisor ‎02-16-2010 04:29 PM - edited ‎09-16-2010 03:18 PM (4,758 Views)

Summary

 

This article applies to the following:

  • BlackBerry® smartphones with Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities

Details

 

The following table summarizes the BlackBerry smartphone models and their corresponding GPS capabilities:

 

Note: A blank Service provider field means all service providers.


BlackBerry smartphone model number  Service provider  Cellsite1  Assisted1  Autonomous1  Bluetooth-GPS2 
SPP3  JSR-179 
7100i Nextel X X X X  
Telus X X X X  
7130e Sprint X X   X  
Telus X X   X  
Alltel5 X X   X  
7520 Nextel X X X X  
Telus X X X X  
8100         X X
8110       X6 X X
8130 Sprint X X X X X
Telus X X X X X
Alltel X X X X X
Verizon7   X   X X
Bell5 X X X X X
U.S. Cellular5 X X X X X
Aliant5 X X X X X
Reliance     X X X
8220         X X
8230         X X
8300         X X
8310       X6 X X
8320         X X
8330   X X X X X
8350i   X X X X X
8700         X X4
8703e Sprint X X   X  
Telus X X   X  
Alltel5 X X   X  
8800       X6 X X
Orange   X X X X
8820       X6 X X
Orange   X X X X
8830 Sprint X X X X X
Telus X X X X X
Alltel X X X X X
Verizon7   X   X X
Bell5 X X X X X
U.S. Cellular5 X X X X X
Reliance     X X X
GuamCell     X X X
Telecom New Zealand     X X X
9000       X X X
9500       X X X
9530 Bell X X X X X
Telus X X X X X
Verizon   X X X X

1 See this article for more information on cellsite, assisted, and autonomous GPS fixes.

 

2 GPS-enabled BlackBerry smartphones can retrieve GPS data from Bluetooth® GPS receivers using either the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) application programming interfaces (API) or Location APIs (Java® Specification Request (JSR)-179).

 

3 The Bluetooth SPP can be accessed using the Bluetooth API (net.rim.device.api.bluetooth), which is included with BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) 4.0 and later.

 

4 BlackBerry® 8700 Series smartphones with BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1 support JSR 179. For more information on how to pair a Bluetooth GPS receiver with a BlackBerry smartphone using JSR-179, see this article.

 

5 The PDE (Position Determining Entity) is required, please refer to the GPSSettings.setPDEInfo()method.

 

6 Identifies wireless service providers using the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network (uses ephemeris extensions).

 

7Must be part of the Verizon Developer Community.