Today Verizon Wireless announced a larger footprint for its Navigator service. VZ Navigator Global will provide GPS-based, turn-by-turn directions in Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. It will initially be available on the BlackBerry 9530 Storm, which can roam onto GSM networks when overseas. Verizon said the service will become available to more handsets and in more countries over time. VZ Navigator Global costs $20 per month.
It's quite strange that VZW has chosen to roll this out on the single BlackBerry in their lineup with a truly unlocked internal GPS, yet they're still (for the time being) leaving those of us with any other VZW handset in the dark as far as Canadian navigation is concerned. Plus $20/month is quite steep. Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry works with the Storm's internal GPS and costs only $80 for the lifetime of the device!
Ummâ€¦ It is only released on the 9530 as it is the newest global phone in the Blackberry lineup. I have a feeling that the 8830 will not be around much longer as it is almost 3 years oldâ€¦ Also, if you read the posting, you may have not... (continues)