At the 3GSM World Congress 2007, Barcelona, Microsoft launched three new Windows Live products for mobile devices. The products are Live Search for Windows Mobile, Live Search for Java and Windows Live for Windows Mobile.
As per Live Search, the new features include "a unique, category-based search, which virtually eliminates the need to type text into the phone; an option to “map all results” so several listings appear on the same map; aerial imagery; and local traffic status in selected U.S. cities. Live Search for Windows Mobile provides additional new capabilities including satellite imagery, GPS integration and the ability to send search results to a friend."
These new features are available in USA and UK, and to customers using Windows Mobile powered devices, Nokia Series 40 and Series 60 devices, the Motorola RAZR/SLVR family, and assorted LG and Samsung devices. The Live Search feature provides:
Category-based local searching: Based on their location, users can browse categories such as restaurants, hotels and accommodations, and shopping. Searches return local results with address and telephone details and provide easy options to save to contacts, map directions to or from, search nearby, map all locations, or call.
Maps and directions: Global positioning capabilities built into Live Search for mobile enable users to search and explore routes from their current location.
Traffic: Real-time traffic data is available for more than 25 U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.