Thursday, May 17, 2007

Google Mobile Maps Goes A Bit More Global

Google Mobile MapsGoogle Mobile Maps is now available in 10 countries - Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. They've added a few bells and whistles as well…
  • Favourite places and routes - Save time (and avoid sore thumbs) by keeping a list of residential or business locations and driving routes.
  • Insta-KB-o-meter - Monitor your data consumption in real-time — just look to the top right portion of your phone screen while using Google Maps.
  • Enhanced business info - After selecting a particular business, select the "Details" tab for hours of operation, hotel amenities and more.
  • BlackBerry support - It now supports the Blackberry browser.
  • GPS support - If your device has GPS capabilities, the software can take advantage of it and automatically locate you.
The big benefit in the upgrade will be the route planning capabilities although traffic information is still unavailable for UK users with no definite date for its inclusion in the service.

A potential drawback is the amount of data being shifted down to your mobile device and, unless you have an unlimited or very generous data tarrif like T-Mobile's web'n'walk, you could end up paying a lot for this service.

Just go to on your mobile device to download and install the application.

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