September 13, 2006

New: MapQuest Navigator Mobile Phone Navigation Service


MapQuest has entered the fun on your mobile phone. They have launched MapQuest navigator, a service that offers full navigation capabilities in the US with turn by turn directions. It's available on select phones from Sprint and Nextel, with more phones and service from BlackBerry soon.

Features are below:

Features for the MapQuest Navigator Service

  • Hear voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions right on your phone
  • Superior navigation display with full moving maps that automatically zoom in and out at the right time

  • Use full pedestrian navigation that ignores vehicle turning and one-way driving
  • Receive guidance and automatic re-routing even when you're out of network range
  • Find over 15 million of Points Of Interest including restaurants, hotels, or theaters from the database
  • Locate addresses, intersections, or zip codes with ease
  • Customize routes by finding the fastest or shortest route, or avoid toll roads and highways
  • Easy-to-read dynamic color maps that move as you follow the turn-by-turn directions
  • Zoom-in or out, and pan and point on a map
  • Save frequently visited destinations in "My Places" menu
  • Receive phone calls without interrupting navigation
  • Make phones calls while navigating on select handsets
  • Direct dial to any of MapQuest's 15 million Points Of Interest

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    Posted by Scott Martin at September 13, 2006 2:49 PM
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