The Java version of Google Maps does not run properly on the Samsung BlackJack (as well as other Windows devices). Fortunately, Google has now released a native Windows Mobile version of Google Maps, and it works perfectly on the BlackJack. To download it, go to http://www.google.com/gmm on your Windows Mobile web browser, and just download the CAB file.
UPDATE: After making this post I discovered a really nice Google Maps feature. Once Google Maps is installed a new menu option is added to the Contacts application. Select any contact, and you’ll be able to select “Locate In Google Maps” to do just that. Very cool!

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  1. Thanks Ben,
    It is possible (just) to get google maps to work on a windows mobile device – but it’s very, very painful… involves installing a different JVM, and then manually editing classpaths… with a stylus… and its soooo slooooowwww…
    This seems to work really well – and at a useable speed even over GPRS.
    It does tate when you go to install it that its only for the US / Australia etc., but it seems to work fine for uk as well – although the find a business functionality dooesn’t seem to work at all…
    Finally… a useable mobile mapping application 🙂

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