If you've been itching to get your GPS
on but weren't feelin' the $9.99 monthly charge for VZ Navigator, today is a good day. Verizon
8330 Curve and 8130 Pearl devices have finally been (somewhat) decrippled, as users over at HowardForums
are reporting that the GPS in the aforementioned devices started working once they applied the 18.104.22.168 update. As this is an unreleased firmware version, we're unsure if this was an intentional measure, or simply an epic mistake
. But one thing we're sure about is that if Verizon does
shut this down in the next firmware update, the backlash will surely be enough to whip up one heck of a Storm
. Unfortunately at this point, it's only working in BlackBerry Maps, while Google Maps is left out of the party; but hey, we'll take whatever we can get.
[Image via Boy Genius Report
, thanks Nate]
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