Google Puts Maps in the Palm of Your Hand

By Steve Bryant  |  Posted 2006-10-12 Print this article Print

Google today released a mobile version of Google Maps for Palm OS Treo smart phones. The free, downloadable application provides directions, local search, live traffic updates and satellite imagery.

Google Maps for Treo offers real-time info for over 30 major U.S. cities and has been optimized for the Treo 680, 700p, 650 and 600.

Earlier this year, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the company would be concentrating more of its efforts on mobile products. In July, Google released Google Maps for Mobile, which debuted the live traffic data feature mentioned above.

Google already makes several of its products available via cell phone, including Gmail, Google Maps, Google SMS, Google News, Google Personalized Home and several search features.

Google began testing mobile AdWords in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany in September. |

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