Finally, after years of crippling GPS units in their smartphones, Verizon has let the GPS free on BlackBerry devices. I was ecstatic to learn this a few weeks ago, even though it only works on BlackBerry Maps and not the vastly superior Google Maps. I suspect, however, that a few Verizon users are still scratching their heads. They’ve booted up BB Maps, but still can’t get a fix on their location. Most Berry users know how to do this, because they have active GPS units. However, this is for those not in the know.
Go to Options, Advanced Options, GPS. Once there, go to the second option, GPS Services, and click the trackball. Select Location On. It will be on 911 Only by default.
There you have it. Now you can open BlackBerry Maps and see exactly where you are, or have it calculate where you’re going.