Google Maps for Windows Mobile

02Feb07

Google Maps for Mobile ScreenshotGoogle has released a Windows Mobile version of Google Maps for Mobile yesterday! Look, feel and speed are just as you’d expect, giving an excellent overall user experience. The best part: the application supports devices with built-in GPS, which makes it a lot more useful on gadgets like my FujitsuSiemens PocketLoox N560. 🙂

As expected, using the application is somewhat bandwidth intensive: I ended up downloading 2.2MB of image tile data, just by panning/zooming to the center of Vienna (Austria) from the default location in San Francisco – so it’s probably wise to use it very selectively if you don’t have a flat rate data plan. The application does, however, indicate the total amount of downloaded data, which means that you’ll at least be in control of how much you’re downloading. Also, the app remembers map location and zoom setting from one session to the next, which eliminates the need for most of the pointless scrolling and searching, anyway.



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