The Blackberry Curve comes with some useful features, one of which is Blackberry Maps. The GPS that comes with this smartphone, I have yet to try because it never can seem to find a satellite, but the find direction feature is fairly reliable, and works quickly. This guide will show you how to use it.
First select maps from the menu, and then select get directions as shown in the picture. This is done by using the trackball. The option will highlight in blue when selected.
By clicking on enter address you can then do exactly that. You can either enter a street name and a post code, or just a city. Generally the more information you give it, the more accurate it is. I have selected the city of Norwich for this example.
Repeat the process for the end location, and once it has finished searching it will ask if you want the fastest route, avoid toll charges and so on and so fourth. I have chosen the fastest route, and as I have a few expenses I want to claim for, cost of cigarettes, having my lawn mowed and other essential basics that you and I should be paying out for, for our MPs, I have chosen to go to 10 Downing Street London.
Note: You can also enter addresses from contacts, recent places visited, or ones you have flagged as favourites.
As you can see once calculated, it shows me how far the journey is how long it will take to get me there. By scrolling downwards, every detail of the journey is shown. Bear in mind that roundabouts are called circles.
You can also see the journey displayed on a map.
I did try and get directions locally with mixed success, but there can be no denying that if you are are lost, then the Blackberry Curve could at least get you on the right road.
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