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MapQuest 4 Mobile Beta Released

MapQuest let us know that they have released MapQuest 4 Mobile Beta for BlackBerry today. The app looks pretty cool but is sadly not available for newer devices though they promise support is coming soon. Right now it is only for the 81XX, 83XX, 88XX, and 9000 devices but they have promised that the 9700 and 9630 will be supported shortly.

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You can find the app at this link in the App World

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
  • 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 to view their saved maps and routes on MapQuest 4 Mobile.

BTW anybody still using MapQuest? I know my mother in law does but that’s about it…

5 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. I’m all for developers showing some love for “last Gen” devices, but seriously? ever model on that list has been superseded by a “current” device except the Pearls…

    A mapping app and you don’t build it FIRST for the higher res devices? What are they thinking?

    From my BlackBerry Storm…

  2. Won’t work on my 8900 either, but you didn’t mention that as a soon to be supported device.

  3. MapQuest still exists?

  4. While I admit that the method seems awry I also applaud the support for older devices. As a user of an older device I am increasingly frustrated with the lack of support/new software. Somehow, my device is obsolete despite my not owning for a whole year yet and with a 2 year contract to use it.

  5. Yea it’s been years since I’ve seen anyone use mapquest lol

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