AOL has started testing AOL Mobile Search Services, a new service for wireless phone users to search the Internet, have been unveiled by America Online. The service allows users to link to regular web pages by reformatting them for the small screens of mobile phones, using technology from InfoGin Ltd, a mobile technology company based in Israel. The mobile search facility from AOL is said to tie in with a local directory search from Yellow Pages, enabling users to locate shopping information.
AOL has reportedly seen many of its users move to cable operators and telephone companies providing high-speed Internet access, and the testing of the mobile service is believed to be an endeavour to move away from the computer.
The site can be accessed from mobile phones by entering mobile.aolsearch.com.