Originally Posted by mpapet
No SIM card/subscription needed for either phone. There's a fully functioning computer in both phones. Turn off the cellular radio and get even longer battery life. As I mentioned before both devices mount as mass storage devices in Linux. If you want to go through the trouble of setting up MTP support, MTP works in Linux too.
Update: could not find a blackberry with GPS, or anyone that knew anything about GPS without sim card. I was told I need to activate the phone top install the application. Guess I am not much of a cell phone user, and do not have access to any decent cell phone knowledge locally.
I stepped up and purchased a Garmin Edge 200, it attaches via USB 2.0 like a external hard drive, USB 2.0 can be used for charging also, as it only has a 14 hour battery.
I have come down with a horrid cold, and done only one ride with the the new unit.
I uploaded the .fit file to mapmyride.com was quite an easy task. Disappointing there is no method to use an Android 2.2 WiFi tablet with the Garmin Edge 200 either Garmin appears to have only Mac & Microsoft compatibility.
I was quite surprised that there was no Android Garmin Connect sync application. I wonder outloud if the Android tablet can do GPS without a WiFi connection, like a phone with no sim card, but it would not fit on my bars without a fancy unaffordable mount gizmo, as I do not take a back pack on ride less than 6 hours, or when I am shopping.
I have read someplace that the Edge 200 will keep records of 4 different bicycles and that is something I want to investigate and test. For the moment I will use mapmyride.com but looking to learn more about map it once with all the details, images from camera and have it record my workouts. I am in learning mode and a nasty cold has slowed my investigation/riding.