Free BlackBerry Navigator Expands to US, Canada, & More Countries in Beta Zone (OS 6.0+)
BlackBerry first introduced BlackBerry Navigator as a free GPS app for BlackBerry 7 devices in the UK. Now they have made a huge update in the Beta Zone and opened up the beta to a handful of larger countries including: Canada, United States, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand. They have also lowered the OS requirements to OS 6.0+ which includes the following devices:
BlackBerry OS7 – 9320/9350/9360/9370/9380/9790/9810/9850/9860/9900/9930/9981
BlackBerry OS6 – 9300/9330/9650/9670/9700/9780/9800
If you are looking for a free GPS app for your BlackBerry OS 6 or 7 device and live in one of the newly released countries head on over to http://www.blackberry.com/beta to join the new BlackBerry Navigator program! Kudos to BlackBerry for making this one happen. I was starting to think it was going to remain UK only.
Check out the screenshots to see how the app looks
BlackBerry Navigator Screen Shots (UK Only)
When this dropped in Beta Zone, there were reports that there was a problem with some users being able to paste their Security Keycode into Navigator. Alas; I was one of those, but having downgraded from .794 to .714 I was able to enter the Keycode no problem on my Bold 9900. Below are just some screenshots of the app, the UI is slick and easy to use from what I can tell at this stage. In fact you could say it’s almost identical to that other free Voice Navigator out there. That’s because it is! – Just repackaged. I’ll take it our for a proper spin first thing in the morning and give you my feedback.