There has been a long-running battle with Verizon to free up the GPS functionality of their smartphones for use by general software. They have already complied with the HTC Touch Pro, and have now finally done the same for the Samsung Saga.
The new CE07 Software Upgrade includes â€œOpen Standalone LBS Supported and Performance Enhanced. (This may support 3rd party applications)â€ as part of its change log which leaves GPS unlocked on COM 9.
The ROM update can be downloaded here.