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MapQuest release MapQuest 4 Mobile with support for older BlackBerrys

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MapQuest have released MapQuest 4 Mobile with a ton of support for older BlackBerry devices, but a limited amount of support for newer models such as the Curve 8900, Bold 9700 and Tour. While I think more developers should support the older devices, I think MapQuest is missing out by not getting the early adopters involved.

Features include:

  • Maps – MapQuest’s detailed and friendly map style is a familiar face in the mobile world.
  • Aerial Maps – Get an eagle-eye view to orient yourself; easily available from any map.
  • Interactive Maps for Mobile Screens – MapQuest 4 Mobile uses smaller map images for mobile screens. This allows you to pan and zoom without waiting for long downloads.
  • Directions – MapQuest 4 Mobile generates the same accurate directions you’ve come to trust from MapQuest.com.
  • Search – Search for a business, either by name, or just a category. Map it, get directions or call the business with a click.
  • Traffic – Color-coded traffic flows alert you to conditions in your locale, while incident icons appear on the map to help you avoid the latest road construction or accidents along the way.
  • Find Me – MapQuest 4 Mobile uses your phone’s GPS chip to locate you, keep track of your progress along a route, or simply find your location when you are lost (if your handset is GPS enabled).
  • My Places – This new feature will allow registered My Places users on MapQuest.com to view their saved maps and routes on MapQuest 4 Mobile.

Device support includes: 8100, 8110, 8120, 8130, 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8800, 8820, 8830 and 9000.

MapQuest updates mobile client

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MapQuestMapQuest’s Navigator has been updated to version 5.0, including new features like gas prices and station locations, guides to what’s going on in your city, and live traffic updates. Audio turn-by-turn driving instructions is also new, along with a new interface that lets you switch between front-facing and above-ground views. Although that’s all sounding pretty old hat compared to the competition, MapQuest is also letting you search locations, plot routes and push them all to your handheld from the desktop. Not too shabby. They’re asking $4.99/month until the end of December, which is half off their usual rate. If you’re looking to try out the GPS on that newfangled BlackBerry 8130, you can sign up to Navigator over here, or get more details here.