Numerous local search destinations now have “send to mobile” for listings. But MapQuest has just launched “send to cell” maps. Here’s the announcement coming out of CTIA this morning. You get a text message and then a link to a WAP page that features the map and directions.
MapQuest has a range of mobile offerings, reflecting the segmentation in the market. This deeper online-offline integration of maps is kind of next step in linking the desktop to mobile devices.
There are no ads on any of the MapQuest mobile products but that will change eventually. MapQuest Director of Wireless Alan Beiagi said the company was evaluating a range of ad types.