Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Verizon Offers GPS Mobile Search
Verizon started to offer their VZNavigator last week.
This is a service that will tell cell-phone users where they are and give directions to nearby destinations, ranging from gas stations to hospitals to hotels throughout the United States.
The service, VZNavigator, is Verizon's first to be based on the cell-phone user's location and will compete with navigation services that are used in automobiles.
Verizon Wireless' service will work by using global positioning system technology built into cell phones to determine the user's location. The user than can scroll through a menu to find a nearby destination.
Jeff Kagan, a telecommunications analyst said "I think it's going to be hot – as hot as pictures and songs," ."This is the first step in a brand new world of wireless connectivity and wireless innovation."
Verizon said it offers the addresses of 14 million places in the United States in its database, including restaurants, ATMs, hotels, police stations, hospitals, movie theaters and gas station.
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