The big Google Maps Mobile/ Windows Live Search showdown

Google Maps Mobile (GMM) is an extremely popular program.  Absolutely everyone uses GMM at one point or another because it’s so easy and looks pretty.  But is there another game in town?  Dwight Silverman of TechBlog put Google Maps Mobile head-to-head against Windows Live Search (WLS) on the Windows Mobile platform and it may surprise some that he found WLS the clearcut winner.  It doesn’t surprise me because I have used WLS on my WM phones for some time and find it gives me better answers quicker when I’m looking for something local.  I find it particularly useful when I’m traveling and looking for restaurants or other businesses nearby.  Reading Dwight’s findings brings clarity to the Nokia announcement that they will soon be putting WLS on some of their S60 devices.  Dwight has some good comparisons with lots of screenshots showing off the two services so head on over and take a look before he runs Google Maps out of town.

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