BlackBerry gets navigation with CoPilot Live
The BlackBerry 8800 was arguably the most highly-anticipated of the many devices that are being at 3GSM this week in Barcelona.
Manufacturers are scrambling to announce their marketing deals and services for the new device and RIM's line of smartphones.
Vodafone has already announced that it will carry the device on its network.
And thanks to the 8800's built-in GPS receiver, navigation companies are announcing their "made for BlackBerry" software.
CoPilot Live is now available the BlackBerry 8800 and the BlackBerry Pearl. It features voice-guided navigation from server-based data that is constantly updated.
It also comes with speed camera alerts and traffic warnings, and real-time internet location tracking.
Destinations can be entered via house number, street, or direct from your BlackBerry address book.
CoPilot Live incorporates an innovative safety mechanism called driver safety mode that only displays the map on the approach to a turn, to cut down on distractions.