Beta Launch of MapQuest 4 Mobile

Posted by at 7:47 pm on September 14, 2008

MapQuest 4 Mobile, a free, downloadable application that extends MapQuest.com capabilities to compatible BlackBerry smartphones.

MapQuest 4 Mobile  offers the same  directions and maps you get from MapQuest.com site. Local search is also accessible, enabling users to search for businesses by proper name or category. Additionally, MapQuest 4 Mobile provides hybrid imagery, traffic and incident information as well as a GPS  find me  feature which locates a user and tracks the progress to their destination. MapQuest 4 Mobile also utilizes smaller map tiles allowing for faster downloads and quicker screen refresh.

Smartphones are growing at a record pace and this an important market segment to address as more users rely on their phones for maps and directions,said Christian Dwyer, Senior Vice President and GM, MapQuest.  MapQuest 4 Mobile is our next-generation service that mirrors the intuitive interface and simplicity that MapQuest is known for.

MapQuest 4 Mobile is the latest addition to MapQuests suite of mobile products which include voice-guided navigation from MapQuest Navigator, WAP site at  www.mapquest.com, and Send To Cell, Garmin and OnStar functionality.  

Initially, the MapQuest 4 Mobile service will be available via Sprint on the BlackBerry 8830 and AT&T on the BlackBerry 8800, 8820, and 8310. Support for many additional handsets will roll out over the coming months. MapQuest 4 Mobile can be downloaded from a mobile browser at m.mq4m.com.

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