Access Google Maps Mobile from Mobile Handset

    April 28, 2006

Smartphone users can download Google maps mobile directly from using their handset’s web browser.

And, coming soon, some devices are expected to ship with the application pre-configured on the device… case in point, the app will start shipping on BenQ-Siemens UMTS handsets beginning in June 2006. Google Maps is a free download that lets you find local hangouts and businesses across town or across the country – right from your phone. Please note, the app is free but carriers may charge data service rates for downloading and using the application. Google Maps works with most Java-enabled (J2ME) mobile phones offered by Cingular and Sprint, and all color BlackBerry devices regardless of carrier. At this time, Google Maps doesn’t work with Nextel, T-Mobile USA or BREW-enabled phones (e.g. Verizon, Alltel, U.S. Cellular), or Palm devices. For a list of supported devices see here.

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