Online maps such as Google Maps are very useful when you drive to a new place. I usually print the maps before I go on such a trip to help me find my destination faster. But from now on, it’ll be even easier with Mobile GMaps and Google Maps Mobile.

Mobile GMaps
Mobile GMaps is a free java application that can be downloaded to your cell phone. It allows you to view Google MapsYahoo! MapsWindows Live Local and Maps on your cell phone screen. You can also connect a bluetooth-compatible GPS to your cell phone and receive accurate positioning!

The Mobile GMaps software supports a limited number of phones though. These phones are fully supported:

  • Series 60, 80, 90 Nokia phones (N-Gage, 3230, 3250, 3650, 3660, 6600, 6260, 6620, 6630, 6670, 6680, 6681, 7610, 7650, 7710, 9300, 9500, E60, N70)
  • Most MIDP 2.0 Nokia Series 40 phones (3220, 5140, 5140i, 6030, 6101, 6170, 6230, 6230i, 7270, 8800)
  • MIDP 2.0 Sony-Ericsson phones (J300, K300, K500, K600, K700, K750, P900, P910, S700, S710, V800, W800, Z500, Z800, Z1010)
  • Motorola (A780, A925, A1000, E398, E680, E680i, E1000, M1000, MPx220, RAZR/V3, V505, V551, V600)
  • Blackberry (7100, 7290, 7510, 7520, 7920)
  • PocketPC/WindowsMobile phones (using the IBM J9 as J2ME VM)
  • Sanyo (s750, MM-5600, MM-7400)
  • LG PM325
  • Siemens (CX65, S65, SF65, SK65, SXG75)
  • Sharp 902
  • Sagem (myX5-2, myX8)

Google Maps Mobile
Google now also offering Google Maps Mobile for free. While Google Maps Mobile doesn’t support GPS positioning, it provides cell phone specific features such as ‘click to call’. Here’s a list of supported phones.

Now you can leave your home without the fear of getting lost ever again. I guess.

Source:Google Maps goes mobile