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Find Your Way with a GPS

Use the BlackBerry 7520 to get driving directions and location-based services.

With the BlackBerry’s constant network connectivity and portability, it was only a matter of time before RIM introduced a device with a Global Positioning System (GPS). The 7520 from Nextel has a GPS chip that can be accessed by developers of third-party applications to create location-based services. TeleNav (http://www.telenav.com) is a product by TeleNavigation and is first out of the gate with a great offering for any GPS and BlackBerry enthusiast.

TeleNav can help you navigate to a particular address or airport by speaking the directions as you drive! You can also use it to find certain businesses within driving distance of your current location, wherever that may be. Once you select a local business, you can easily instruct TeleNav to calculate the optimal route to get there and give you directions as you drive. This excellent service costs $29.99 a month, and can be billed right to your Nextel monthly bill.


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