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Any Idea What This BlackBerry OS 7 Geolocation Feature Is?


One of the features I spotted while taking pictures of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 was a new Geolocation menu. I did not manage to get one of the project managers to answer the question but I thought I would throw it out there for now. I know a little bit about GPS logging and it looks like it is able to keep a KML log of your GPS coordinates and upload it to a server to track your location. I am not sure exactly what it would be used for…

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  1. I believe it has something to do with pictures and geolocation…if you want it activated or not.
    Or…if you want to enable or disable the GPS location feature in other apps such as BBM or Poynt (to point a few).

  2. I thought the new geolocation feature was was to add to the “iPhone killer” aspect of RIM devices – so that they, too, could track the phone just as Apple and Android do.


  3. It is the same as what BB6 has but worded differently I think. Amir has it right I am thinking.

  4. KML’s can be used for Google Maps/Earth trip paths. Might be useful…

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