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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Blackberry Google Maps (GMM) – Step-by-Step – Free Blackberry Software Download

Anyone that has a Blackberry cell phone knows that your Blackberry is much more than a simple mobile phone. There is a lot of additional functionality that is available in it. Other than using the standard Microsoft Outlook integration functionality, I had never installed any third party software on my Blackberry 8700 series.

However, on my recent trip to Hawaii I was in need of a map and the web browser versions of Map Quest, Yahoo! Maps, and Google Maps were just not cutting it. So, I decided to download some free software onto my Blackberry – Google Mobile Maps (GMM) for the Blackberry.



The results were impressive, quick and easily viewable maps that helped to give me directions – all wirelessly from my Blackberry. Here is the how to, with screen shots on how to install Google Maps GMM.

This guide is compatible with or the compatibility includes: BlackBerry 7750, BlackBerry 7510, BlackBerry 7280, BlackBerry 7780, BlackBerry 7130e, BlackBerry 8700g, BlackBerry 8700r, BlackBerry 7100t, BlackBerry 7100v, BlackBerry 8700v, BlackBerry 7230, BlackBerry 7250, RIM 957, BlackBerry 8700f, BlackBerry 7100g, BlackBerry 7520, BlackBerry 7130c, BlackBerry 7105t, BlackBerry 7290, BlackBerry 7100i, BlackBerry 7130g, BlackBerry 7100x, BlackBerry 7100r, BlackBerry 7130v, BlackBerry 8700c, BlackBerry 8707v, RIM 850, BlackBerry 7730

1. Go to your web browser on your Blackberry device. Go to http://www.google.com/gmm



2. Click on the ‘Download Google Maps’ link for the Blackberry 8700 (US/Canada/Australia)



3. Click on the ‘Download’ button to download the Google Maps software to your Blackberry.



4. The Blackberry will now download the Google Maps software, it should take less than 1 minute, assuming you are on a 3G/EDGE/GPRS network.



5. Once the download completes, the application software will automatically install. Click on ‘Run’ once it finishes.



6. The Google Maps Terms and Conditions appear, scroll through them.



7. When you hit the bottom, select ‘More’ and click ‘Select.’



8. Scroll down again, click and select ‘Accept’



9. You have now completed the installation and setup and can begin using Google Maps. Congratulations!



This guide is compatible with or the compatibility includes: BlackBerry 7750, BlackBerry 7510, BlackBerry 7280, BlackBerry 7780, BlackBerry 7130e, BlackBerry 8700g, BlackBerry 8700r, BlackBerry 7100t, BlackBerry 7100v, BlackBerry 8700v, BlackBerry 7230, BlackBerry 7250, RIM 957, BlackBerry 8700f, BlackBerry 7100g, BlackBerry 7520, BlackBerry 7130c, BlackBerry 7105t, BlackBerry 7290, BlackBerry 7100i, BlackBerry 7130g, BlackBerry 7100x, BlackBerry 7100r, BlackBerry 7130v, BlackBerry 8700c, BlackBerry 8707v, RIM 850, BlackBerry 7730


For those of you not familiar with Google Mobile Maps, here is the functionality that is offered:

Real-time traffic — See where the congestion is, and estimate delays in over 30 major US metropolitan areas.

Detailed directions — Whether you plan to walk or drive, your route is displayed on the map itself, together with step-by-step directions.

Integrated search results — Local business locations and contact information appear all in one place, integrated on your map.

Easily movable maps — Interactive maps let you zoom in or out, and move in all directions so you can orient yourself visually.

Satellite imagery — Get a bird's eye view of your desired location. (It's like you're there, we swear.)

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you much that was very helpful and easy.