GPS for Blackberry and Calendar come to Google Mobile

Blackberry 8800 with Google Maps GPSGoogle announced GPS support on the Blackberry 8800. This is a huge move. It’s great that a major U.S. carrier, Cingular AT&T, is allowing free access to location data. I would have expected them to disable GPS access.

I love Google Maps Mobile, but the lack of GPS support has been a major turn off. Ever since discovering WHERE, I’ve all but stopped using Google Maps Mobile. It’s much easier to pop open WHERE and find what I’m looking for.

This also highlights a key omission in the iPhone: no GPS support.

Google also released a mobile version of Google Calendar. I keep my personal calendar on Google and this is a welcome addition. Previously, the only way to access Google Calendar on a mobile device was a clunky SMS interface.

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About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. He tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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