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Google local for Mobile announced


Google has made it possible for users with J2ME capable phones to view maps and satellite imagery, find local businesses, and get driving directiong on they handsets. The new Google Local for Mobile service is very similar to Google Local on the PC, but is specially designed for users on the go, so it provides features like click-to-call that are specific to mobile phones. Detailed directions are easy as 1-2-3 - just type the staring and the destination address and you can view your route and step-by-step directions directly on the map.  and you can view your route and step-by-step directions directly on the map.


 If you want to find, say, the nearest pizza joint, enter "pizza" in the search box, followed by your desired location. Nearby pizza places will appear as markers on your map. Select a marker and you'll see a text balloon with the business name, address and phone number, with links offering you directions to and from it.


 Want to see what a location looks like from the air? Google Local for mobile provides satellite and aerial images of your old haunts and new favorites. Just select "Map View" or "Satellite" from the application menu to switch between Map and Satellite view.

Satellite views



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