An article from Electronista yesterday detailed news that BlackBerry’s RIM have announced the addition of map triangulation support to its devices.
Most smartphones use a mixture of geolocation and triangulation technology to pinpoint location on the phone. This new addition to BlackBerry means that they can now also utilise cell tower proximity to gage the location each phone. This is useful for the user to gain nearby points of interest, for Twitter updates, and in terms of mobile recruiting- for aiding a job search application to locate jobs in your local area.
Reliance on GPS alone is a lot slower than using a combination of cell triangulation, WiFi and GPS to obtain a user’s location. GPS connectivity is also inhibited while a user is indoors, and in some areas can be unavailable.
This addition to BlackBerry has allowed them to catch up in the smartphone market, and now means that a recruiting app for BlackBerry can run even smoother using geolocation technology to pinpoint jobs nearby.
Great news for all BlackBerry users. For more info, check out BlackBerry’s site here.