It's been awhile since Verizon rolled out their VZ Navigator application. It's just recieved a nice update and along with the new name of Verizon Navigator VX, it comes a free 30 day trial for new users, and a bunch of new features.
Smart Routes with Real-Time Traffic – Updated every 60 seconds, telling you when traffic is ahead and mapping out detours to get you around it
Voice Turn-by-Turn Directions – Even with other apps open, you will continue hearing where to turn to keep you on track
“Real” signs and road views – Accurate highway signs guide you into the correct lanes and prevent last minute lane changes
Location Sharing – Use Place Messaging or Facebook to share your real-time location or the place of an upcoming meeting
Virtual city driving with 3D buildings and graphics
Satellite view that moves with your location
Local search with Bing
Real-time weather, gas prices, movie times and other local information
Ability to add addresses to "favorites" for easy bookmarks of the places you frequent
The 30 day free trial is open for new VZ Navigator subscribers only, and available on the BlackBerry Storm2 9550, Bold 9650, Curve 3G 9330, and Curve 8530. To check it out go to http://nav.vzw.com/vznav on your device, choose the 30 day trial option, and you're good to go. Let us know what you think of it in the comments!
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