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Windows Live Search for mobile beta

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 1-Dec-2006 18:25

Do you have a web connected phone or smartphone? Or are you using a Windows Mobile Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Smartphone, or even a Java-based phone? Microsoft is beta testing a mobile application based on Windows Live Search that will allow you to search for directions, get traffic information, directory data, all from your device.

 

You can access the new Windows Live Search for Mobile beta from your phone's web browser by visiting mobile.live.com/search, or from a small client application downloadable from this page. The client is available for Windows Mobile or Java phones. Users can also get this information via SMS.

If you don’t have a data plan or a web enabled device, you can simply send a text message to 95483 (WLIVE in the U.S.) with a query like “Toys Chicago, IL” or “Coffee 90210” and you’ll immediately receive a text message reply with the nearest business listings with address and phone numbers.

 

 

With the client you are able to search for a business or other information from your mobile device, check addresses and even get directions how to get there.

You also have access to traffic information, including some detailed maps with green/amber/red routes pointing out bottlenecks in the transit system.

The service is currently available for the U.S. only.



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