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Posts: 20
Registered: ‎12-27-2011
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: Mobilicity

Cannot delete Bing maps

Bing maps app doesn't have an X icon. How am I supposed to remove it from my machine?

 

It's proven to be completely useless:

  1. it doesn't know where my the street of my house is;
  2. GPS never finds my location;
  3. no OC transpo time schedules (Ottawa, Ontario)

 

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-27-2011
My Device: 8700 Series, 8130 Pearl, 9700 Bold, 64GB Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Cannot delete Bing maps

I too thought this app was a waste of space and attempted to delete it without success. However, after giving it a chance,.i.e., left if open for 2-3 minutes, it picked up my location, pretty much within a couple of metres -- caught me sitting in the livingroom. As I understand it, Playbook utilizes actual satellite GPS technology, unlike your phone which uses cell tower-assisted triangulation. Sit near a window to see if it may pick up your location. Hope this helps -- good luck.

 

Best,

 

DL

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-27-2011
My Device: 8700 Series, 8130 Pearl, 9700 Bold, 64GB Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Cannot delete Bing maps

BTW, the search directions function works well, too.

 

DL

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Re: Cannot delete Bing maps

> Sit near a window to see if it may pick up your location.

Works exactly like Car Sat-Nav from GPS satellites. Not sure how many it can detect but it may take a good few minutes sometimes if the satellites are all low in the sky. Normally needs 3 good signals. If you have no view of the sky, like being indoors or in a tunnel no signals are received so will not display your position.
Blue circle icon lights when searching - tap on it to check - when it gets your location it displays on L/H side the coordinates. Accurate within 10 meters on the map.

Not had my PB long so not had chance to really test it out on a Car journey, but so far IMO its a well cool app & wont be deleting it from my PB... :-)

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Posts: 20
Registered: ‎12-27-2011
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: Mobilicity

Re: Cannot delete Bing maps

Got the GPS working - BING still sucks. How can I delete it?

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Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: Cannot delete Bing maps

it is a core app and cannot delete.

So far You have posted several times about the short coming of the PB. May be a little research prior to purchased would have been in order.

Search the boards prior to asking you may find your solution.
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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎10-13-2012
My Device: bold 9650
My Carrier: verizon

Re: Cannot delete Bing maps

This poster needs to take a valium. As if the dud app bing maps would have made a purchase difference.