Telenav Now Supports BlackBerry Storm!!

By Bla1ze on 23 Dec 2008 12:55 pm
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Telenav Now Supports BlackBerry Storm!!

If anyone out there with a Storm is planning on doing some travelling over the holidays, today may be a great day to look into Telenav's latest offering of its navigator application as it was just updated to fully support the Storm.

In addition to the update Telenav is offering the service free for 30 days from their site. After the 30 day trial is up you'll be looking at $9.99/mo. for the service.

TeleNav GPS Navigator is fully-equipped with:

  • Full-color 3D moving maps
  • Voice and on-screen directions
  • Speech recognition (optional for address entry)
  • Traffic alerts with one-click rerouting and an on-screen ETA
  • 10 million business listings
  • Gas price listings
  • Wi-Fi hotspot finder
  • Pedestrian mode so you can use it while walking around town
  • My TeleNav online preplanning

As you would expect/hope, navigation works in both portrait and landscape mode.

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

23 comments

robmiller

Guess you have to buy it to try it?????

Bla1ze

it for the 30 days...it won't charge you the $9.99 until AFTER the 30 days is up, but you do need to subscribe, it's service will remind you when the 30 is up and ask if you wish to continue.

phikai

I wish this was pay some amount for life. Monthly services for this kind of thing don't interest me...

theshnyde

Telenav does offer a one year subscription price for $99. I consider this to be similar to what Garmin offers because I know for sure that if you buy a new device, Garmin will make you pay the whole $99 again to put it on your new Crackberry. I don't think any company in its right mind is going to offer a product with free updates for too long. Otherwise they could kiss their repeat customers goodbye.

rillagoo

looks like the garmin for blackberry software is working on the storm too!

Delegator

The Garmin web site does say that their mobile solution works for the Storm on Verizon. If so, then that gives on "pay one price" solution (Garmin) and two subscription solutions (Verizon VZ Navigator, Telenav) for the storm.

I have personally used VZ Navigator for a couple or three years on other phones and on my Blackberry Pearl, but I would definitely look at other solutions. Competition is a good thing.

JavaDevelop

I've been using Garmin on the Storm for a few weeks, and love it. Paid only $79.99 for the life of the device, and they will transfer it to another device one-time within the first year.

mike240se

so does this mean the gps is 100% unlocked on verizon storm? there was some back and forth on this i remember.

JavaDevelop

Yes'sir. We are unlocked!

Delegator

It would be most cool to see a GPS software face-off between VZ Navigator, Telenav, and Garmin Mobile. Any chance of that happening, oh Crackberry dudes?

Anonymous

Wi-Fi hotspot finder? What an irony. LOL

txtechkid87

TMO users you have an icon on your BB, if you click on it, it takes you to a user agreement then a 14 day trial!!! no credit card, or money to shell out.

If you get a messege error follow the following steps according to your device model. Also, if you decide to keep the software after 14 day trial they will bill your cell phone bill. No hassle at all!

T-Mobile Activation

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8800/8820
Downloading and Installing TeleNav GPS Navigator
Launch the T-Zones browser.
Go to "Downloads" tab.
Go to "Games".
Follow the instructions to download and install TeleNav.

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8320
Downloading and Installing TeleNav GPS Navigator

TeleNav can be downloaded directly onto your BlackBerry using its Internet Browser.

NOTE: This approach may take 5-30 minutes depending on whether you are in GPRS or EDGE coverage.

Launch the BlackBerry browser, and press the MENU key.
Select “Go to…”
Input the OTA download link: http://ota.telenav.com/ota/tm
Press Enter, and select OK

After the download process has completed successfully, locate the TeleNav application icon in the BlackBerry applications menu.

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8100
Downloading and Installing TeleNav GPS Navigator

TeleNav can be downloaded directly onto your BlackBerry using its Internet Browser.

NOTE: This approach may take 5-30 minutes depending on whether you are in GPRS or EDGE coverage.

Launch the BlackBerry browser, and press the MENU key.
Select “Go to…”
Input the OTA download link: http://ota.telenav.com/ota/tn
Press Enter, and select OK

After the download process has completed successfully, locate the TeleNav application icon in the Pearl applications menu.

Pairing your Bluetooth GPS Receiver

Turn on the Bluetooth GPS receiver, and make sure it is within 20 feet of the BlackBerry.
Highlight the Options icon, it looks like a wrench, and then press Enter.
If Bluetooth is disabled, press the MENU key and select “Enable Bluetooth”.
Then press the MENU key again, choose Add Device, and wait for the BlackBerry to find the GPS receiver.
After it finds the GPS receiver, highlight the GPS receiver, and press the Enter key to proceed with pairing. When prompted, enter the GPS Bluetooth pass code. For a TeleNav GPS receiver, this code is “0000”.
Save your input, and then press the ESCape key until you return to the BlackBerry main menu.

Launching the Application

If the application menu is hidden, press the MENU button to expose it. Highlight the TeleNav “turn ahead” icon on the BlackBerry home screen, and press the trackball button or the Enter key.

If you are using a list theme, scroll down to Applications, and enter the applications menu. Then scroll down to “TeleNav 4” and press Enter.

Enjoy!!

destro23

Now the first Nav company to offer OFF-line maps gets my business.. and i have no problem paying for the upgraded maps or even more up front. As long as i don't have keep lugging around my garmin nuvi. I don't always have internet on my phone, and thats when i'll probably need the nav the most!!

granferg30

this website crackberry.com is the greatest websites for all blackberries , u can find any and every thing u need here , thanks to the person or persons who made this site possible for people like me and others. keep this site going please. thank you and have a merry christmas and a wonderful new year.

Taurinh24

I agree, crackberry is the best site ever, it has helped me enjoy my blackberry more and it has fed my addiction! thanks for all you do! great reviews, products and info.

my question is, telenav. you get 30 days free, then the charge you, correct?

zinadork

Is the GPS unlocked for Telenav? If not, why make it?

1up_on_you

man this app looks great

spartan1308

I currently have the trial of Garmin Mobile on my Storm. Yes the GPS is unlocked. It asks you if you will give permission for the program to access your GPS and then it just works.

andrei109

am going to try tham bouth and see wich is better than i will make up my mind. that wat every one should like try it and see wich app u like better than post ur comment

Anonymous

it wont let me download it. i sign up and all, but once i get to the point were i have to enter the address into my address bar it comes up and says unable to identify device.

Gendail

Either I'm doing something completely wrong or they have removed the 30 day trial. There is no mention of it anywhere on the site now and when you add the monthly sub to your cart it states "9.99 a month starting on 12/*/08" No mention of it starting 30 days after.

Taurinh24

so, did anyone else notice, the "GPS" in this program, uses the cellpones service strength to find its path. or maybe you just have to to have the "service" on. if so, they this is pointless for GPS capabilities. am i just missing something? like, blackberry maps shows how many GPS satellites you are using, it will only work with the service under options turned on. This one, seems to use the cell phone coverage strength. i may be mistaken, but i may not be.

my MAIN question is. if you are in an area with NO cell service, will it still utilize the GPS satellites for navigation. like if you are going through mountains on a trip, or a rural area?

shles2

I have grown to love my blackberry and still learning about it and the crackberry site is a wonderful tool to do so! i have recommended it to all my bb friends... i would love to jazz it up with an awesome PINK cover for my pink pearl (8130)

Shannon