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Registered: ‎01-23-2011
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8520

BB Curve 8520 GPS

I cant seem to find my gps option, ive gone into advance options and its not there.

Im trying to get my check in back on facebook and told the gps option would fix this.

Can any 1 tell me how to get it or an easier way to get check in back?

 

Thanks

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: BB Curve 8520 GPS

The 8520 Curve model does not have GPS built in to the device, sorry.



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Re: BB Curve 8520 GPS

Any idea how to get check in back then? it was there a few weeks ago

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Re: BB Curve 8520 GPS

 


vicmitch wrote:

Any idea how to get check in back then? it was there a few weeks ago


 

hello,

what do you mean by "check in"?




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My Device: Blackberry Curve 8520

Re: BB Curve 8520 GPS

Its an app for facebook, only available on mobiles,  when i open facebook on bb facebook menus are across the top, the 1 on the right says places, in there, there was a check in link, wich checks in your current location, as far as i know its only the 8520 that has lost it.

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Re: BB Curve 8520 GPS

 


Xandrex wrote:

 

hello,

what do you mean by "check in"?


 

It's "Places" in the new Facebook version from a few months ago.

 

But still, there is no GPS on the 8520 model, sorry.

 

You could be locating yourself by cell tower triangulation, which gives a broader, like 2000 meter area, but not by GPS.



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Re: BB Curve 8520 GPS

okay.

well as JSanders said, the 8520 does not hav a GPS receiver. You can read some information about Facebook Places in this article from the BlackBerry Help blog, especially the requirements for the "Facebook Places" feature.

http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2010/11/facebook-places-configure/




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Re: BB Curve 8520 GPS

Ive tried them options, still no joy, ive got the places but still no check in, has it not just been removed from the 8520? Does other models still have it?

 

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Re: BB Curve 8520 GPS

a GPS receiver is required to access Facebook Places. You may have had it at a time, but it was not supposed to be available for the 8520.

 

Most current BlackBerry devices have GPS enabled. You can find a non-extensive list for :




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