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BlackBerry 10 Maps Will Only Support 2D Viewing

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Research In Motion announced this year their partnership with TomTom for building the new maps app in BlackBerry 10. Many have wondered how BlackBerry 10′s maps would differ from iOS 6 maps, given that they both use TomTom for the travel information.

Apple seems to have tried to make their iOS 6 maps app have 3D viewing, similar to what Google has already offered. However, it seems Apple has failed miserably at proper implementing the data.

RIM seems to feel 3D viewing isn’t necessary, as the BlackBerry 10 maps app will only support 2D view. This is according to a slide that was shown at BlackBerry Jam Americas. Does it matter that BlackBerry maps will only be in 2D and not trying to render cities in 3D?

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