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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-25-2011
My Device: Curve 8520
My Carrier: Me

GPS Blackberry Curve 8520



Can anyone help me with this one?????


My mum and myself both got the Blackberry Curve 8520 on the same day,

Niether of us have connection to any GPS technology, and it is as all forums say not built in,

But somehow my Mum can check in on Facebook but i cannot and get the message GPS is not built in?????


I am so confused??????????????

Posts: 4,285
Registered: ‎07-26-2010
My Device: Q10/Q5/Z10/9930/9860/9310

Re: GPS Blackberry Curve 8520

Hey leesefton1988,

Welcome to the BlackBerry Support Community Forums.


The BlackBerry 8520 can use check-in if it is using BlackBerry OS 5 or higher. 


What version of OS are you using?



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New Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-25-2011
My Device: Curve 8520
My Carrier: Me

Re: GPS Blackberry Curve 8520

I am using OS 5 but it keeps telling me there is no built in GPS

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Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: GPS Blackberry Curve 8520

All documentation on the 8520 that I've seen suggests that there is no built-in GPS in the 8520.  The 8530, yes but the 8520, no. 


I'm curious about what ViciousFerret is referring to, and I look forward to being educated on this point and proven wrong.  Smiley Happy

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