MapQuest announced the beta launch of MapQuest 4 Mobile, a free mobile app for BlackBerry smartphones. Their official pitch goes like this:
MapQuest 4 Mobile offers users an easy-to-use interface and the same accurate directions and maps they rely on from the MapQuest.com site. Local search is also accessible, enabling users to search for businesses by proper name or category. Additionally, MapQuest 4 Mobile provides hybrid imagery, traffic and incident information as well as a GPS “find me” feature which locates a user and tracks the progress to their destination. MapQuest 4 Mobile also utilizes smaller map tiles allowing for faster downloads and quicker screen refresh.
Initially, the MapQuest 4 Mobile will be available via Sprint on the BlackBerry 8830 and AT&T on the BlackBerry 8800, 8820, and 8310. Support for additional handsets will roll out over the coming months…
To download the app, hop over to m.mq4m.com from your BlackBerry device and take it from there.