News from Loopt: Latest Version Now Also Available for BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 8520/8530

By Kevin Michaluk on 8 Dec 2009 05:44 pm EST
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Loopt for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 8520/8530

* Update: You may need to wait until tomorrow before you can download from App World. Loopt updated the compatibility, but App World doesn't make changes like this in realtime, so you have to wait until the new updated cache kicks in. Keep checking back - it'll be there for your 9700 or Curve 8530/8520 soon enough! Thx for the patience. *

Nearly a month ago to the day, Loopt announced their biggest update to date for their BlackBerry app. At the time of that announcement, it was only available for the Bold 9000, Curve 8900 and Tour. Loopt hit us up and let us know about today's news:

Last month, Loopt launched a brand new version of Loopt for BlackBerry. Lots of people liked the new update - some even suggested it was better than our iPhone app. But, one thing we heard over and over again: "I want it, too!" We're excited to announce the new Loopt is now available on even more BlackBerry smartphones, including the BlackBerry Bold 9700, as well as the BlackBerry Curve 8520 & 8530.

No version for the Storm yet, but they are working on it (let's hope it's here soon). You can click here for a walk-through of all the features in the new Loopt for BlackBerry and follow the link below to download it now.

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

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News from Loopt: Latest Version Now Also Available for BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 8520/8530

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That's odd. I got it a few hours ago when I saw the 9700 denotation pop up in App World (before the news broke online). Just keep trying?

I've had this on my Tour for a while now, but every time i try to use it, it never seems to get my location right.

USCC still isn't supported. The Tour is supported, GPS works for USCC BBs, and we pay for our data plan already. Loopt needs to get off of carrier restrictions and let BlackBerry users on other carriers use their BB software...

I'd love to try Loopt - there's just no love for USCC customers.

what's wrong with other phones. like the 8330. i would like ot have the updated version. but not if it don't be accurate. i have a friend also running the tour. and her home is spotted 4 blocks away.

Why is this app tied to specific carriers? Should be carrier agnostic (i.e. with GPS and a data plan you should be good to go).

Hey BlackBerry fans,

Loopt 2.0 for BlackBerry is currently supported for users with active U.S. mobile numbers on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint running OS 4.6 or higher. We hope to add support for additional devices, carriers, and countries in the future. The models supported for v2.0 of Loopt are the Curve 8520, 8530, 8900, Bold 9000 and 9700, and Tour 9630. The previous version of Loopt is still available for legacy devices such as the 8330. To see if your device is supported and get Loopt, visit www.loopt.com using your BlackBerry browser.

-The Loopt Team

I just don't get this. I can understand when it comes to dumb phones and such. You have to go through the carrier to install, run, and use apps.

But, with the BlackBerry, you either have a data plan, or not. Do we need authorization to use apps from the carrier? Do we need permission to use data with the carrier? No. I can use Google Maps; I can use Lattitude; I can use BrightKite and any number of social networking apps. Only Loopt restricts its use this way.

I almost gave up hope on ever seeing Loopt work on the 8350i. I came across the post stating that 2.0 had been released and figured "what the hell I’ll give it another try". I went to Loopt.com on my Blackberry and chose the Curve 8530 under Sprint and it seems to be working fine. If anyone with a little more knowledge about testing this out would like to give us any pointers, I’m sure the 8350i community that has been waiting for a working version of loopt would greatly appreciate it.

The app works on my storm 9550, except that it will not change from portrait to the landscape screen when I turn the phone to its side. Any help with this, is there a setting I am missing? I type better with the keyboard a little longer.