Looking for a killer Windows Mobile app that can make your Smartphone both fun and useful? Check out the Windows Live Search for mobile downloadable application. (Windows Live Search works on J2ME-capable phones, Smartphones and Pocket PCs.)
- Mobile rich client – Download the app to your phone for local search, maps, driving directions, and live traffic information in a faster, richer and more interactive user interface.
- Mobile Browsing – Access maps and directions directly from your phone’s browser. Just enter http://mobile.live.com/search into your phone’s address bar and select Map. Choose from Local, Web, Map, News and Spaces and get Live Search on your mobile device.
- Text Messages (SMS) – If you don’t have a data plan, you can just send a text message to 95483 (WLIVE) with a query like “Toys Chicago, IL” or “Coffee 90210” and you’ll receive a text message reply with the nearest business listings with address and phone numbers. Normal SMS text fees will apply from your mobile carrier, so check that out before you run up your SMS bill.
Note: That blog also has a good article on doing a Windows Live SMS Search. Nice if you have unlimited SMS messaging on your plan.