Magellan Compass for BlackBerry PlayBook upated to V 2.0, now works with Bridge
After a long development cycle, o2 Interactive has released version 2.0 of Magellan Compass for the BlackBerry PlayBook. This release includes a lot of new features to the already feature packed mapping app. One of which seems to be an unexpected bonus. Thanks to the recent upgrades to BlackBerry Bridge and the PlayBook’s Tablet OS, Magellan Compass now works with BlackBerry Bridge. No Wi-Fi or tethering required, If you are a BlackBerry Bridge user you can now use your PlayBook as an in car GPS navigation unit.
Over the last couple of days I have been testing it out and I’m really happy with how well it has performed. It accurately tracks and displays my current location, speed and direction of travel. The turn by turn directions have been spot on every time and the Yelp integration is great for finding new places. It makes for a pretty good dedicated car GPS unit substitute. Also Magellan Compass is available as a free trial so you can’t go wrong trying it out for yourself.
* Multiple map types (regular, satellite, hybrid, and terrain).
* Address lookup.
* Turn by turn directions.
* Arbitrary location information (reverse address lookup).
* 7 day weather forecast.
* Elevation information.
* Auto saves entered addresses for easy recall.
* Bookmark location and map levels for quick access.
* GPS tracking of direction, speed and location.
* Full Yelp (www.yelp.com) integration
* Ability to manage bookmarks.
* Screen will not go idle so no need to tap the application to keep it awake.
* Ability to manage previously entered addresses.
Price: Free trial – $4.99