Mobile Search V2 released – Improved Navigation, Cache, Movie Searching, GPS, Traffic reporting and more!


I’ve been using Mobile Search since it was initially released and I find it essential looking for places to eat, stores, phone numbers, etc – especially when traveling to other cities.  I almost never call 411 anymore 🙂

Mobile Search V2 released – Improved Navigation, Cache, Movie Searching, GPS, Traffic reporting and more!

The Mobile Search team has released V2 of the rich client application for Windows Mobile, as well as a major update to the browser based interface.

To get started, find your mobile device in the list below:

Windows Mobile – Download by visiting http://wls.live.com from your devices browser. There are versions for WinMo 5 or later, as well as WinMo 2003

J2ME – Download by visiting http://wls.live.com Choose J2ME, then choose your device.

Blackberry (beta) – Download by visiting http://wls.live.com and choosing US or UK. then choose your blackberry model.

Everyone Else – If your phone has a browser (just about ANY browser will do) simply visit http://m.live.com/ There’s nothing to download – just start searching!

iPhone – Unfortunately I don’t think Apple will permit you to install an application inside their walled garden, so you can’t run even our J2ME client 🙁 You can however access the browser based version with one caveat. Browse to http://m.live.com  When you do a search, hit “Go” on the soft-keyboard after entering your search terms as the normal search button is not active. The mobile search team will have a maintenance release shortly to address this issue.

There is a FAQ here: http://mobile.search.live.com/client/faq.aspx

Virtual Earth / Live Maps: Mobile Search V2 released – Improved Navigation, Cache, Movie Searching, GPS, Traffic reporting and more!