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It uses cell tower information -unless you add a GPS receiver, or have a built in receiver. See http://www.blackberryinsight.com/2006/05/18/blackberry-and-gps/ for information on which Blackberrys have built in GPS. Strictly speaking GPS uses satellites. If your device does not use satellites, you are using a "Location Based Service" which uses cell tower infornation to locate you. -- Clive http://clive.moss.net/blog/ On Jan 5, 2008 8:02 AM, <email@example.com> wrote: > Do any of you computer/engineering whizzes -Brian? -know how the Google > Earth Beta for Blackberry works and why the GPS feature is consistently - > well, almost consistently - off by at least the advertised 1700 meters? Is > it triangulating on cell towers? > Curious but severely uniformed minds want to know. > Thanks > B. D.