I am definitely filing this in the rumor area but the latest spin on the web is that RIM purchased Dash Navigation. I thought it would be worth mentioning just for starting a conversation about how RIM could improve GPS on the BlackBerry. Dash is known for their game changing GPS device that was always connected to the internet. The problem was that not enough people bought it so they discontinued it and wanted to focus on software for other hardware vendors.
I was planning on buying a Dash myself back in their heyday but decided against it for the monthly subscription fee. On the other hand they had really cool features like traffic updates from other Dash devices that were networked together. If RIM purchased them this could mean that BlackBerry Maps is in for a huge overhaul!
On the other hand I find it hard to believe that RIM would purchase them since RIM is all about making carriers happy. Carriers love their premium priced navigation systems like TeleNav and Verizon Nav and would really be pissed if RIM started competing with their $10/month services (that suck).
Who knows RIM might just grow some balls and stick it to the carriers while giving their customers a better GPS solution! Now if only they would finally roll out visual voicemail…