New BlackBerry Lost Without GPS

Verizon Wireless' glacial pace for qualifying new devices meant the 8830 was released without the GPS application. Be patient, it's coming

E.A. Fernandez asks: I recently acquired a BlackBerry 8830 from Verizon Wireless (VZ) after being assured it came with an application to use the built-in GPS location tracking feature. Well, as you know, it doesn't. How come all other wireless providers offer GPS capability in the 8830 but VZW can't? They've given me a range of answers that do not make sense. Why don't they activate this integral part of an otherwise wonderful new device? Do they have plans to activate it in the near future?

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