MapQuest unveils navigation service for cellphones
MapQweat, an AOL unit owned by Time Warner Inc., unveiled its navigation service for mobile phones, called MapQuest Navigator. The service will provide subscribers with point-to-point navigation, which includes turn-by-turn voice directions, text and maps. MapQwest has developed the service in an attempt to expand its Internet driving directions and mapping services. The service will be available to consumers through mobile operators and the company is currently working on distribution agreements. It was also revealed that MapQuest Navigator could work on Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel mobile phones. Both carriers already offer navigation applications of their own. The price of the service will be defined by the carriers, but according to MapQwest it will probably be about $4 a month.