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VZ Navigator Version 5.0 Available for Blackberry

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Anyone else try the new 5.0 VZ Navigator version? Version 5.1.0 on my BB Storm 1. Not sure which all Blackberry models its available on now. Word is that it will be available to all VZ Nav capable phones soon. I had to go to the VZ Home Today homepage from my BB Browser to download the newest version. Forgot to check the Application Center from the BB Homescreen. The check for new version of VZ Nav while running VZ Nav said I had the latest version.

 

I love the new interface, especially the scrawling, customizable banner that you can add weather, gas prices, movies, entertainment, etc. However, I don't understand why the Home and Work favorite buttons are missing from the Navigate window. Now I have to click Select Destination and type Home or Work. That's not efficient or safe because I used those two more than any other favorites when planning return trips from unfamiliar places.

 

There's a cool feature that allows you to update your location on your Facebook Status page too. Plus, I can save a preference to exit the app by pressing the End (power) button. But yet it still asks me if I want to exit. Yes, I do! Arrghhg!

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This must be for OS v. 5.0?  The download on my start page only tries for 4.1.  

 

Sounds like some really cool features, but it doesn't look like those of us with 8330's will be able to partake anytime soon.

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Hey,

The 8330 should be added to the list very soon.  The basic features are the same.  The main handy features are the places like gas stations, resturants, movie rental places, theaters, etc stream across the main screen.  Also, your current location is on the home screen.  The Facebook thing is pretty cool, if you are into FB.  All in all, not a bad update.  I just wish the maps would update.  My street is not on the map.  My neighborhood was made just after Hurricane Katrina, so I guess it takes time.  At least Domino's and Fed Ex can find my house, LOL.

Doc

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Installed it today on my Tour. Got two error messages; "VZ Nav has verification issues" and "VZ Nav has run out of memory". Uninstalled it, reinstalled it and it loaded this time then I got the same error message "verification issues" and then it froze for about 5 minutes. Pulled the battery and let it reboot and it erased all my personal information! Brilliant! I needed to do a wipe of my phone anyway, but sheesh. I'll stick to navigating with a map and the sun/moon/stars. Thanks VZW.
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I downloaded 5.0 this morning on my Storm.

 

My frustrations are:

 

1.  I cannot save addresses to favorites.

 

2.  I cannot edit my home address.

 

3.  The blackberry button seems to give me no options where there used to be many.

 

Any hints for the above?

 

The voice recognition works well.

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Franklin7 wrote:

I downloaded 5.0 this morning on my Storm.

 

My frustrations are:

 

1.  I cannot save addresses to favorites.

 

2.  I cannot edit my home address.

 

3.  The blackberry button seems to give me no options where there used to be many.

 

Any hints for the above?

 

The voice recognition works well.


Hi,

Not sure.  I tried all of the tasks you have mentioned above and they worked on my Tour.  Perhaps deleting the app and rebooting and reinstalling will fix it. 

Doc

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Every thing works for me except the Voice things. Do I need to press 1 for English or lose my southern accent.

 

 

 

 

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Hey,

The Voice feature works good on mine, even with my Mississippi accent.  All you have to do is hold down the Green send key on your phone to record what you want to say, such as a street name or business, and it will do a search.

Doc

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I downloaded the v5.0 of VZ Navigatior the other day. (02/10/2010). I tried today, and it's better than before. The VZ Navigator can be set to follow you, wherever you are going, in moving vehicle. But trying to figure out the address thing.:smileysurprised:

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I made the mistake of downloading Version 5.1 to my Storm 2.  All I can say is DON"T DON"T DON"T.  . . . .

 

It is the most buggy, defective piece of software with the most horrible user interface I have used since almost forever!  On almost every screen the only menu option is close or exit - and the back button doesn't work on most screens! You have to close the application and go back.   It often and randomly can't even find the GPS, even though all other Aps do, with as many as 10 sattelites available! And when that happens, it crashes.

 

It is totally useless!

 

Unfortunately, once you upgrade the only option is to cancel the service - which I am doing.

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