Verizon updates Touch Pro OS, unlocks GPS and adds Visual Voicemail?

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Verizon updates Touch Pro OS, unlocks GPS and adds Visual Voicemail?
It appears that Verizon has made good on its promise to unlock the GPS function in their version of the HTC Touch Pro. According to a report in PhoneNews.com, Big Red will be issuing firmware version 1.08 which will allow applications like Google Maps to access the handset's GPS. The upgrade also will add Visual Voicemail to the phone, although to activate it will cost you $3 per month. And lastly, the upgraded firmware adds EVRC-B codec support which allows for calls to be handled better on the network during high-demand situations.

Late last year, the carrier promised that it would unlock the GPS function on the Touch Pro, the Samsung Saga and the Samsung Omnia. Back in December, as we reported, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 and Pearl 8130 became the first Verizon handsets to have their GPS unlocked.

source: PhoneNews







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4 Comments

1. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I wonder if this will be the same for the Diamond... Or if there will be something separate for it later.

2. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

wrong phonearena. i had the curve in october and i was able to use google maps without any issue.

3. willieg3

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

google maps does work on the curve but nothing else will except vz navigator. they are talking about fully unlocked GPS, and right now the Storm is the only phone that has that available. if you download a GPS program from the app world the only verizon blackberry it will work on is the Storm

4. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

Thank you for your post. Yes, you are correct about the Curve's GPS and we have corrected the story to reflect that. PhoneArena Team

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