NavFree adds support for BlackBerry Q5 and Q10, brings new maps as well

By Bla1ze on 29 May 2014 11:47 pm EDT

Although there's no official Google Maps app for BlackBerry 10, that doesn't mean there's no great map apps for BlackBerry 10. NavFree is one app I've been testing lately easily becoming one of my favorites. The features list for NavFree is extensive and the way they've set their app up is great. You don't need to download every map they offer, just the ones you need and you're set.

Previously though, it wasn't available on any of the Q-Series of BlackBerry 10 devices but a new update available in BlackBerry World right now changes that, as it adds support for the Q5 and Q10. As for that features list, have a look below to see it all laid out. If you're looking for a mapping app, NavFree is something you'll want to check out and best of all, it's available as a free download.

  • Complete voice guided navigation
  • Incredibly beautiful HD maps
  • Fast routing - no data connection is required!
  • Missed a turn? No problem…let automatic rerouting get you back on track.
  • Switch to walking mode when you're on foot.
  • Offline and Online address search.
  • Simple POI search within Navfree, or use Foursquare for an extensive list.
  • Navigate via Postcode, city, street or POI. What's here?
  • Integrated Google street view

As I mentioned, NavFree is available as a free download but should you need some more advanced features they do also offer premium content as well. Celebrity voices, expanded traffic data, safety cameras and live parking info are just some of the additional options available for purchase but NavFree isn't out there trying to 'push' them onto you either. The app works just fine without them. Give it a go and let us know what you think.

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Never heard of this app. Going try it, seem good

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Trying it now. you may want to be sign on to wifi to download the map in your area. Over 290mb for my CA state map.

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What's best about it is that the map is downloaded and doesn't use any of your data

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BB Adict

It may be worth a look.

Blackberry always.....


It has potential, but not sure I will keep it.

1) In walking mode it guides me over the roadway of the Manhattan Bridge (instead of the pedestrian path).

2) my parents place is off by 2 miles.

3) the address search function is weird. For example, if you put in "street" it has trouble. You must use "st"

Would I trust this is Slovenia? Nope!

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App doesnt show how many hours per trip ??

Q10, running


How does it compare to BeMaps Pro?

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Who cares, nobody wants to pay that much for BeMaps

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I'am about to give a try to this app right now, but i think a google maps will be more good for blackberry users.

Daniel Dorilas
CEO @ mycellcode



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Can the downloaded maps be stored on the SD card??

Shadberry Bold

Where is Waze for Q10???? Available on Z10 but not Q10.....

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Try and refresh your BlackBerry world and try again

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Working late tonight bla1ze.

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  ) new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureeverthatishortenedabit


Great to hear it has pedestrian mode. Now does it have public transit mode--I'm really missing that.


BeMaps Pro have what you're looking for.

 BlackBerry Q10  Keep The Faith 


I'm not too certain about this app but I will give it a go. Thanks for the review!

 BlackBerry Q10  Keep The Faith 


Downloaded. I’ll give it a run tomorrow and see how it does.


Downloaded Canada maps and will give it a try tomorrow. Thanks.

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I use Mireo don't panic virtually all the time now. It's a large battery drain but is mostly what I need for driving etc. How does battery drain compare for the different software?

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Nazmi Saifee

Try Waze. I found that awesome too

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lady of the lake

Agreed - love Waze.

My bitchin' Z30 BlackBerry


It has nice offline maps for Europe. Q10 support is welcome.

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B Pretto

Excellent! A few minor bugs from what I can see. Going to try it for a few days.


The UI of this app is a beautiful. But the standard bbmaps also does the job for me.

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Just downloaded it and it seems to work well. Very quick rendering. Not intuitive to use but with a little practice I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.

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It works, it's free, you can use it without data or wi-fi..... no complaints from me.

Z30 144GB


Where are the maps stored? can they be moved to SD?


Maps are stored on the device. But I'm pretty confident that they will add SD card support in the future since their android app has SD card support as well.

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Thanks, but can you pinpoint the exact location, so i can download them and then manually move to SD card and put them back only when needed (e.g. abroad).

Prem WatsApp

Not sure about Google. I'd rather use something else.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "


I'm curious if they'll be adding bicycle routes. NOW THAT would be epic and would essentially replace google maps ENTIRELY! :D

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There are still a few bugs that need to be ironed out.
The Speed Limit alerts do not pop up when exceeding the limit. The speed limits for any road are only shown when set to Always On.
Speed camera alerts do not work.
When doing a traffic report, the direction of traffic is not correct for UK roads, ie, left for up and right for down.
I'm still using Waze as my main nav app till these issues have been fixed.
Other than that, Navfree is very promising!


Great app UI.. maps are really detailed with Bike Paths, Back Allies and walk ways.. Although, it has the wrong street name for my street, I was able to report the wrong street name, which is a "must have " feature, IMO, for a free maps app..

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So I dl the Massachusetts map, now how do I go back and choose another states map?

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On the map view, tap the icon with 3 lines on it. Go to upgrades. You can also go to Installed Products and remove maps / voice.

Now, how do I add addresses to Favorite Places?


once you found the location, swipe down and tap the Star, which turns yellow and the address will be added as Favorite Places.


Figured it out. Gave me an ice cream headache

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I'm a bit "surprised" that the home webpage of the NavMii does not feature the BlackBerry support... Only Apple and Android.... Why company is so "shy" to announce it, or is it considered to be a «mauvais ton» to support BB ????


I would really blame incompetence :(

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Now does anyone know how this app compares to (dare I say it?), BlackBerry maps... That is the only one I've ever use....


Same here (and happy with it) but I would welcome a change to see what else is out there :)

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Just downloading it now, I'm heading to Europe next week so I'll try it out there and see how it does.


I can't tell you how good this app is for the UK.
Ditch your TomTom.

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Looks great. But it doesn't seem to notify me of an approaching traffic incident like BlackBerry Maps.

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That is a paid feature...

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Free quarterly map update for 12 months....I'll pass on this 225MB to download the California map

"Data" the new Greed


Everyone should give this this a try. It has a lot of options and preferences for customization. It allows to search with different options like Google maps or Foursquare.

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Is there Any way to store the map data on the SD card ?

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German map is 1GB data download, WTF.

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Suseendran 55

For India???

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Colin Wu

Not been able to download any maps. Always crashes part way through. When I have data connection I prefer Waze. For off-line nav I use Osmand (also free). Don't see need for another map app.


I see my Sunnyslope neighborhood in a Crackberry post! Awesome (:

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Navfree simply does not work on my Z10.
Or, it works until I reach the first crossroads. I'd got it deleted.

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Doesn't have map for the Philippines. Useless for me. Nokia's HERE Maps are still better!


Awesome app! But how do I download extra maps? I ibstalled the benelix maps but i'm going to germany and italy soon, would be nice if I could add those

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