Monday, May 12, 2008

Odds and Ends

So I got my new BlackBerry Curve from Verizon today and so far I am impressed with the device. It's no BlackBerry Bold, but it will do. Lord only knows when that will hit Verizon and I am pretty sure I will get questions about that this week from someone. The screen on the Curve is very crisp and clear and the font selection for the themes are much better on it than the World Edition 8800. Of course, there is GPS on the device. But it's enabled only to work with the VZ Navigator application even though BlackBerry designed the device, like all of the latest models, to have GPS on it. The AT&T Curve has it available and it works with Google maps and BlackBerry maps, but your stuck on Verizon with having to pay the monthly fee to use it. Harrumph. I'll hopefully have a better review of this in a couple of days when I have more time to play with it, but so far so good.

In other blog news, the voting is closed on the poll on whether or not to change the tag line of my blog and the public has spoken. The tag line remands as is. However, that could change at some point to be "The Big Pimpin' Mac Daddy of the Domino World", but we'll leave it as is for now.


Yancy Lent said...

This is what I don't get, I have the Curve, Google Maps and AT&T. For grins I just punched in "My Location" in Google maps and got the following, "My approximate location to within 2300 meters."

Shouldn't the GPS be a little more accurate? Is this a free less accurate offing to get me to bump up to the paid offing? Is this not GPS and cell tower triangulation?

Half asking, half venting.

Andy Donaldson said...

Well, from what I have seen on the end user support side of things, Google Maps does have the tower triangulation thing going by default, but, I thought that if you have GPS enabled, it would override it.
Does it work in BlackBerry Maps? In the GPS section of the AT&T Curve I was playing with yesterday, I saw that it had that Lat & Lon numbers displayed with GPS on. There's no option in Google Maps to tell is to use the GPS in the device on mine, but, on the BlackBerry Map options, there is an option to select a GPS. Of course with Verizon, I can't choose anything. Those buggers.

Ann T Quittys thoughts said...

Did you happen to see my new tagline? I posted it in the comments of the first post.

Andy Donaldson said...

@ann t quittys,
You are right! I totally forgot about that. Sorry hun.