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21 responses to “Verizon Claims XV6800 Update Doesn’t Block GPS, Just Makes Everyone Work with Verizon”

  1. Daniel H.

    Chris – Love seeing the articles that give insight to what’s going on at Verizon Wireless. I’m stuck with them, and holding off until the 800w or Treo Pro (CDMA) appears.

    Off topic but – What happened to the Unlimited Data for $20/month article?

  2. jim

    A “secure” proprietary “3rd-party accessible” API for GPS? Sounds complicated but nice. Whatever works. If it is indeed open as VZW promises, then fine, it behooves Google et al. to “fix” their apps to work.

    As for the Palm Treo 800w/Pro (CDMA) yeah baby I’m waiting with itchy palms to use my NE2 on one of those. I keep eyeballing sprint now that tethering is available on their SE Plans but I’m not sure I really wanna move.

  3. Brian

    Amazing…I never thought VZ would have the guts to take this kind of action in what is deemed as a Open Platform….Didn’t VZ, just a few months ago, lobby the FCC on 700 Mhz, how open they were and announce their developer’s conference?

    Seems like these guys are dangerously close to lying to public regulators.

  4. Cameron Keegan

    Now explain to me how the Sprint Mogul ROM update corrected problems with bluetooth in certain vehicle models, yet the Verizon update did absolutely nothing to correct the issue of the party on the other end not being able to hear you?

  5. celz

    vzw is a hot load a bs thats why. with great customer care and a banging lg contract.

  6. Mike

    Im diggin the new features on 6.1 but disapointed in the gps.. I really hope it gets figured out soon before the phone is outdated and obsolete..

  7. SaltyDawg

    “I really hope it gets figured out soon before the phone is outdated and obsolete..”

    I think you’re too late on that one. The Tilt on AT&T is far superior, in every imaginable way to the Sprint Mogul. and the Tilt is about to get replaced by the Touch Pro and Xperia X1.

  8. Mike

    I have Verizon. I used to have AT&T but the service was terrible and slow compared to verizon.. at least here it is.
    Phone wise, verizon is behind, but service-wise Verizon is superior..

  9. SaltyDawg

    “Phone wise, verizon is behind, but service-wise Verizon is superior..”

    Not here. I haven’t found a place yet that didn’t have AT&T 3G coverage (in real life- I’m obviously not talking aout looking at a coverage map and finding some place 300 miles away in the middle of a desert).

  10. Debbie

    have just updated my Phone to Titan in new Zealand and belong to the telecom network.Help can I get downloads for this phone as I seem to miss all calls I dont hear it ring???
    Can I get GPS

  11. SaltyDawg

    Debbie, go to ppcgeeks.com and see if the guys over there can help you. They have several different ROMs made for your phone. I don’t know if anyone there has a ROM made for New Zealand or not, but they can certainly point you in the right direction…

  12. Mike

    Do you think what the Verizon rep said is accurate? That google maps can just change the programming and gps will work?

  13. Dick Cheney

    here’s some good news for you guys: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=424387

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