Blackberry tour 9630 gps tracking

 

One of the applications I like to play with a bit on my BlackBerry is Google Maps.  On the 8830, this was a fun application to use.  I never use any of the maps applications on the BlackBerry for serious navigation, but it was always a neat thing to be able to get the satellite maps for where you were at the time.

UberTwitter (one of the Twitter apps for the BlackBerry I’ve tried ) also has the capability to tag your tweets and photos with GPS data (this does not use any GPS information embedded in the picture, as far as I know, but uses information pulled from the cell phone’s GPS).  While I don’t necessarily need every single one of my tweets having my location data, I don’t mind adding it to most of my pictures.

Thing is, the BlackBerry Tour’s GPS functionality has been less than stellar (indeed, I consider it “fail”) on any application outside of (BlackBerry’s own application) Maps.  In Maps, you get a fairly quick lock on multiple satellites, giving you a fairly accurate positional fix.  Everything else though (including the camera) sucks so far.

Blackberry tour 9630 gps tracking

BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone. Announced 2009, July. Features 3G, 2.4″ 65K colors display, 3.15 MP camera, GPS , Bluetooth.

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BlackBerry is a line of smartphones and services designed and marketed by Canadian company BlackBerry Limited (formerly known as Research In Motion Limited).

One of the applications I like to play with a bit on my BlackBerry is Google Maps.  On the 8830, this was a fun application to use.  I never use any of the maps applications on the BlackBerry for serious navigation, but it was always a neat thing to be able to get the satellite maps for where you were at the time.

UberTwitter (one of the Twitter apps for the BlackBerry I’ve tried ) also has the capability to tag your tweets and photos with GPS data (this does not use any GPS information embedded in the picture, as far as I know, but uses information pulled from the cell phone’s GPS).  While I don’t necessarily need every single one of my tweets having my location data, I don’t mind adding it to most of my pictures.

Thing is, the BlackBerry Tour’s GPS functionality has been less than stellar (indeed, I consider it “fail”) on any application outside of (BlackBerry’s own application) Maps.  In Maps, you get a fairly quick lock on multiple satellites, giving you a fairly accurate positional fix.  Everything else though (including the camera) sucks so far.