MapQuest has announced the Beta release of their BlackBerry application. MapQuest 4 Mobile Beta is available for Sprint on the BlackBerry 8830 and AT&T on the BlackBerry 8800, 8820, and 8310. However, I was able to download and install this application using my Verizon 8830, the only things that did not work properly are the features that use the GPS, thanks Verizon! I cannot say what would happen if you downloaded it on a different device, but the developers say that many additional devices will be supported in the coming days.
From the Press Release;
MapQuest 4 Mobile offers users an easy-to-use interface and the same accurate directions and maps they rely on from the MapQuest.com site. Local search is also accessible, enabling users to search for businesses by proper name or category. Additionally, MapQuest 4 Mobile provides hybrid imagery, traffic and incident information as well as a GPS “find me” feature which locates a user and tracks the progress to their destination. MapQuest 4 Mobile also utilizes smaller map tiles allowing for faster downloads and quicker screen refresh.
MapQuest 4 Mobile is the latest addition to MapQuest’s suite of mobile products which include voice-guided navigation from MapQuest Navigator, WAP site at www.mapquest.com, and Send To Cell, Garmin and OnStar functionality. The newest mobile product continues MapQuest’s on-going mission of providing mobile services that help consumers get to where they need to go, anytime, anywhere.
So if you happen to be one of the lucky ones supported by this new Beta app, give it a download and let us know how you like it.