You don’t need a G1 for Street View on your handset

One of the most interesting and new bits of functionality I saw during today’s T-Mobile G1 with Google announcement was the compass-mode in Street View for Google Maps. No question that the ability to hold your phone and then change directions to see Street View turn with you is amazing. Bear in mind that Google just released Street View for mobiles last week, and it works on many current handsets. Nope, you can’t swing your phone around and get dizzy with Street View like you can with the G1, but you can still take advantage of Street View, and walking directions for that matter, with a BlackBerry or phone that’s Java-capable. Makes you wonder if the iPhone’s Google Maps application will ever see this. ;)

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