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GPS on Pearl 8100

I was wondering if there was any free GPS or maps service that could be used without internet service. Thank you very much for you help.
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Re: GPS on Pearl 8100

Greetings, and welcome to the BlackBerry.com Support Forums.

 

The 8100 model does not have GPS built in (like the 8110 and 8310 do). You would need a GPS dongle to feed the GPS to the device via Bluetooth, and have a data plan to support massive mapping data that GPS requires for viewing maps on the BB.

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GPS on Pearl 8100

Thank you but i do not really understand what you said. Thanks anyways!
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Re: GPS on Pearl 8100

Let me try to explain it this way...

 

Your 8100 does not have GPS. 

 

But you can buy an additional GPS device that will communicate with the BlackBerry and feed the GPS data to your BlackBerry. 

 

But it is not free.

 

Here is an example of one such device that is a good one:

http://www.freedominput.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=111&Itemid=105

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GPS on Pearl 8100

I understand now and thank you very much for your help!