This is a question that goes out to the RIMarkable readers. Why does Verizon disable GPS in their BlackBerry devices?

At one point Verizon was actually advertising GPS in the BlackBerry 8830. The pix to the right was snagged from a scan of the Spring 2007 edition of Verizon Wireless Connect and GPS is in the feature list clear as day. We know now that GPS didn’t actually make the cut, but, the bigger question is why.

We know that Verizon has the network to handle it. Verizon actually disables it in the BlackBerry but offers it as an add-on called VZ Navigator on other devices.

What gives? Leave your comments below. RIMarkable reader Hello No as well as many other Verizon subscribers would really like to know.