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BlackBerry Maps updated with stability and performance improvements

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BlackBerry Maps updated with stability and performance improvements

If you're running an official BlackBerry 10 OS, you should now be able to load up BlackBerry World and grab the latest update to BlackBerry Maps. According to the changelog, this release doesn't add any new features but instead focuses on stability and performance improvements for the app on the whole.

BlackBerry taps into Yelp to offer reviews through BlackBerry Maps

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Although BlackBerry customers still have a bit of wait before they can officially get their hands on BlackBerry OS 10.3, the latest developer releases have been offering a glimpse into what BlackBerry has in store for release. A lot of BlackBerry 10 involves deep integration with several different providers such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Evernote and if the latest developer build is anything to go by, Yelp has now been built into BlackBerry's own mapping service otherwise known as BlackBerry Maps.

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It looks like the CrackBerry nation would be happy to see HERE Drive+ come to BlackBerry 10

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A short while back we ran a poll asking if BlackBerry users would like to see HERE Drive+ come to BlackBerry 10. The voice guided navigation software which is available for Windows Phones does a great job in comparison to BlackBerry Maps. They both get the job done but HERE Now+ offers more and from experience it's a little more precise when finding a location by road and house number. 

BlackBerry Maps updated to v10.1.0.808 to fix crash bug

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Is the updated BlackBerry Maps not working for you? Try this fix

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An update to BlackBerry Maps was released just a few days ago that was supposed to fix the app as far as upgrades, stability and performance. While many users downloaded the update and are running BlackBerry Maps with no issues, just as many seem to be experiencing problems with the app now. Reports are flying in that Maps has gone down the tube and won't even start for some users. 

TomTom reups their agreement with BlackBerry to power maps in BlackBerry 10

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Although there is plenty of argument to be had for and against BlackBerry Maps on BlackBerry 10, TomTom and BlackBerry have now let it be known that their working relationship will continue for the foreseeable future. As highlighted in a short press release, the two companies have updated the terms of their agreements which includes information sharing to enhance the overall services offered.

Taking BlackBerry Maps for a test drive

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BlackBerry Maps Knock My Socks Off!

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BlackBerry MapsHaving picked up a new 8800 the other day, one of the first things I did was check out BlackBerry Maps.

I was excited about my newfound GPS capability and couldn't wait to get started.

After opening the application I was amazed at how well it worked. By simply clicking and selecting 'Start GPS', my 8800 found the satellite signal, and plotted me on the map, EXACTLY where I was located. 'Great' I thought... 'It works, but lets take this to the road'.

I then quickly hopped into the car with my lovely Janet to grab a coffee. 'Starbucks or Tim Hortons?' was the only question. We settled on Starbucks for now.

After getting in the car and opening BlackBerry Maps, I quickly hit 'Start GPS' again... And what do you know it worked again! (big surprise). But what was really cool to me was how accurately it updated with our new co-ordinates. Driving along you can watch yourself move from location to location. Make a left turn, the whole map rotates as you turn. Very cool. In fact, I found myself with my head down watching the 8800 instead of the road. (Note to self, my next purchase should be a holster to prop up the 8800 in the car).

All in all I'm very pleased with BlackBerry Maps and indeed the 8800 in general. Coming from an 8700 I appreciate how slim and light the 8800 is in comparison. The only drawback I've found so far is I've found it a bit harder to type on the 8800. The keys seem to be closer together and aren't seperated as well as on the 8700... But I'll get more into that in another post.

Cheers to BlackBerry Maps. 10 out of 10.

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