Google Buzz With Location Support Now Available On BlackBerry Through Your Browser

Google Buzz With Location Support Now Available On BlackBerry Through Your Browser
By Bla1ze on 28 May 2010 08:31 am EDT

I'm not sure how many of you all out there are Google Buzz users. Personally, I checked it out for about 20 mins when it was first released and then spent the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to disable it on my Google account. In any case, Google had promised that Google Buzz would be available on BlackBerry one way or another and now, we have support.

Although the support doesn't come via a dedicated BlackBerry app, users of Google Buzz will be pleased to know you can now point your browser to and be served up an XHTML version right from within.  From there, you can post and view all your Buzz content and if location services are enabled, you'll also be able to see who is buzzing around you in your area. Let us know in the comments how it works for ya, if you use Google Buzz that is.

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Google Buzz With Location Support Now Available On BlackBerry Through Your Browser


For those who didn't disable it, if you click on your 'Messages' icon it leaves a e-mail message from Buzz that doesn't show up as a new message with your regular mail. I was deleting a whole slew of mail and found them.

Google Buzz has been in the Google Maps app for some time now. I don't really use it so maybe there were features missing and this is what the browser version is for?

The location feature doesn't seem to work on my Bold 9000 (ATT). I have enabled to java script location thing but to no avail.

When it loads at the bottom of the screen are links to pick between mobile, basic html, and desktop. The basic html what was selected initially. I tried the mobile, but it rendered a white screen with scroll bars, not very usefull. I had to go back to the basic html.

Has anyone been able to get the location feature to work on a Bold 9000? It would be cool to have the buzz nearby work.

I tried enabling "JavaScript Location Support" on my Storm 9530's browser, then refreshed the Google Buzz page, but it kept saying "Determining your location... please wait" without anything happening. My browser configuration was on "BlackBerry", and I tried setting it to "Firefox" and "Internet Explorer" but still was unable to get the location services to work. I get good cell and GPS signals where I'm at so I don't think that's the problem. I don't really use Google Buzz but just wanted to test this feature.

Doesn't work for me even after enabling JavaScript and Location Support. It asks me if I want to share my location with the page and I choose OK. Just hangs on the screen that determines location.