Some great news came from RIM today, announcing the availability of API’s for developers to quickly get your current location without the use of GPS. Sure all modern BlackBerry’s support GPS, however GPS takes tremendous battery power, and often takes a few moments to initialize. This feature allows apps to instantly get an estimated location based off cell towers. Sure it is not as specific as GPS information (often to 4 meter margin of error), but perfect for apps requiring fast easy access to general user area. This is important because more and more apps have support for GPS location, many of which don’t require exact locations, so this is good news. Stay on the lookout for updates from the NerdBerry crew for the first apps to support this new API!