BlackBerry Maps Updated, Now Supports 34 Countries

As part of continuous efforts by developers at BlackBerry, the newest version of BlackBerry Maps have been released which now features support for 34 new countries including Australia, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand, Taiwan and The Philippines. Apart from adding countries to the new edition, the BlackBerry Dev team added new color sets to the App.... Read More…

As part of continuous efforts by developers at BlackBerry, the newest version of BlackBerry Maps have been released which now features support for 34 new countries including Australia, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand, Taiwan and The Philippines.

Apart from adding countries to the new edition, the BlackBerry Dev team added new color sets to the App. Each node is clearly marked with different colors while the App is now also featured with a points of interest database for hospitals, universities, police stations, subway stations, parks, parking lots, shops, airports, and much more.

BlackBerry Maps

Furthermore, the BlackBerry Maps now deliver a stronger rendering engine. All BlackBerry devices need to be updated in the following manner:

Updating BlackBerry Maps with BlackBerry Device Software 4.7 or Lower

1.From the home screen, go to Maps.

2.Press the [Menu] key and select Options.

3. Press the [Menu] key and select Clear Cache.

4. Select Delete when prompted to delete cached entries.

Feature BlackBerry Device Software Version
4.2 4.5 4.6 4.6.1 4.7 5.0
Before Bundle 1057
5.0
After Bundle 1057
6.0
New map coverage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New map design No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parking icons No No No No No No Yes Yes
Hospital icons No No No No No No Yes Yes
University/College icons No No No No No No Yes Yes
Shopping center icons No No No No No No Yes Yes
Police station icons No No No No No No Yes Yes
Metro station icons No No Yes No No No Yes Yes
Train station icons No No No No No No Yes Yes
City park labels No No No No No No Yes Yes
National park labels No No No No No No Yes Yes
Airport icons No No No No No No Yes Yes
Other landmarks No No No No No No Yes Yes

via [PhoneArena]

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