This article applies to the following:
The following table summarizes the BlackBerry smartphone models and their corresponding GPS capabilities:
Note: A blank Service provider field means all service providers.
1 See this article for more information on cellsite, assisted, and autonomous GPS fixes.
2 GPS-enabled BlackBerry smartphones can retrieve GPS data from Bluetooth® GPS receivers using either the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) application programming interfaces (API) or Location APIs (Java® Specification Request (JSR)-179).
3 The Bluetooth SPP can be accessed using the Bluetooth API (net.rim.device.api.bluetooth), which is included with BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) 4.0 and later.
4 BlackBerry® 8700 Series smartphones with BlackBerry® Device Software 4.2.1 support JSR 179. For more information on how to pair a Bluetooth GPS receiver with a BlackBerry smartphone using JSR-179, see this article.
5 The PDE (Position Determining Entity) is required, please refer to the
6 Identifies wireless service providers using the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network (uses ephemeris extensions).
7Must be part of the Verizon Developer Community.