Eric sent in this great article on PC World by Steve Bass. Steve took the carrier branded GPS applications from AT&T, Verizon, & Sprint for a spin and came back with some interesting conclusions. I have not had a chance to try the Verizon application and compare them all side by side so I was interested to see which came out on top.
If you are considering the GPS functionality of your BlackBerry as a carrier decision you may want to check out the article. It turns out that Verizon, AT&T, & Sprint both charge the same for the service but each carriers branded service is slightly different.
- AT&T – GPS powered by TeleNav with extra features like pedestrian walking mode
- Sprint – GPS also powered by TeleNav but missing features found on AT&T
- Verizon – Powered by Networks In Motion
Just to spoil the ending… Steve comes out recommending AT&T’s TeleNav over all the others. I guess that is what AT&T is doing with all the revenue they are getting from putting ads on the MEdia Net website.