Garmin and BlackBerry: lifetime buddies, for a price

Garmin announces a one-time $99.99 plan for Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry that gives BlackBerry users unlimited use of its mapping software for life.

Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry
Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry Garmin

Today, Garmin announced a new plan that will give BlackBerry users unlimited, lifetime access to its Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry navigation application. Designed for those who don't want to be bothered by monthly subscription fees, the lifetime plan only requires a one-time fee of $99.99 and then you can get navigation assistance till you can drive or walk no more. Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry services includes Navteq maps, turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions, points of interest, as well as real-time traffic, weather, and fuel price data. You can use the service on the latest BlackBerry models, including the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series, BlackBerry Curve 8300 series, and the BlackBerry 8800 series. If you're not lucky enough to have one of the GPS-equipped BlackBerrys, you will need to get a Bluetooth GPS receiver to get any type of real-time tracking capabilities. For more information or to purchase Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry, you can head on over to Garmin's Web site.

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