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Posts: 63
Registered: ‎04-20-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: BlackBerry Playbook upgrade OS v1.0.5.2304 introduces a variety of new features and enhancements

Poynt has a problem getting my location as well, it needs wifi to work on the playbook. Would be nice if it was apart of the bridge apps. It's neat being able to pair with the poynt app on your phone but does no good unless the playbook has a network connection.
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Registered: ‎06-06-2011
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9700 // BlackBerry Playbook
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: BlackBerry Playbook upgrade OS v1.0.5.2304 introduces a variety of new features and enhancements

That's the thing I've tried getting it to connect with both wifi and bridge. I've reinstalled, iv checked permissions no luck. The Playbook knowledgebase says this might b a known issue and that an alternative fix is tethering. But I don't want to pay to tether my phone, for an app to work properly. Bing Maps works altho not the best, and even the mapsapp or whatever seems to work fine and get my location.
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Re: BlackBerry Playbook upgrade OS v1.0.5.2304 introduces a variety of new features and enhancements

Have you tried entering your home address?

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Re: BlackBerry Playbook upgrade OS v1.0.5.2304 introduces a variety of new features and enhancements

The location search on mine will not bring up anything but when I enter my actual address it works.

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My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9700 // BlackBerry Playbook
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Re: BlackBerry Playbook upgrade OS v1.0.5.2304 introduces a variety of new features and enhancements

home address doesnt work says cannot connect to server
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Registered: ‎04-30-2011
My Device: PlayBook 32GB and PlayBook 16GB
My Carrier: DCI Telecom

Re: BlackBerry Playbook upgrade OS v1.0.5.2304 introduces a variety of new features and enhancements

The OANDA currency exchange app does not work after the OS upgrade.
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Registered: ‎06-09-2011
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: NA

Re: BlackBerry Playbook upgrade OS v1.0.5.2304 introduces a variety of new features and enhancements

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Don't know about Poynt.  Bing doesn't work right.  My PlayBook will not find my location even though I am:  1) Outside; 2) Connected to a WiFi network; 3) Even after Google Maps HAS found my location.  So....I suspect there is a problem with one (at least) of (probably) several system calls that an app can make to get the GPS to return coordinates.  Bing does NOT work correctly on my PlayBook (plain WiFi PlayBook, no Bridge or anything fancy).

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My Device: PlayBook 32GB and PlayBook 16GB
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Re: BlackBerry Playbook upgrade OS v1.0.5.2304 introduces a variety of new features and enhancements


osanders wrote:
Poynt has a problem getting my location as well, it needs wifi to work on the playbook. Would be nice if it was apart of the bridge apps. It's neat being able to pair with the poynt app on your phone but does no good unless the playbook has a network connection.


 

There are too many map applications for the PlayBook (Poynt; MapApp; GPS World Map; etc.) Not one of them is very good. Also all of these apps must have network access either WiFi or tethering to a 3G net for information.

 

With it's built-in GPS receiver the PlayBook should be able to work unassisted - just like any GPS designed as a driving/cycling/walking aid - without WiFi or tethering access to data services.. All the PlayBook needs is maps and POIs in a downloadable format.

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Registered: ‎04-20-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: BlackBerry Playbook upgrade OS v1.0.5.2304 introduces a variety of new features and enhancements

LuayS is poynt installed on your phone, if so are you able to pair with the playbook? Also have you tried other wifi locations?
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Re: BlackBerry Playbook upgrade OS v1.0.5.2304 introduces a variety of new features and enhancements

As mentioned above without a connection poynt like others is useless. I have it on my phone and works great but on the playbook only works in a wifi location. When paired it works like a bigger screen for your phone.