Google is trying to help mobile users shop by letting searchers know if products are in stock at local stores.
If you’re shopping for a specific product from Best Buy, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, or West Elm, there will now be a blue dot telling you where this is available nearby. When you click that link, you’re given pricing and contact information for the retailer. From there, you can click-to-call or get directions via Google Maps.
“If you have an iPhone, Palm webOS phone, or any Android-powered device, and you’re in the U.S., just go to Google.com in your mobile browser, tap on the “more” link, and then select ‘Shopping,'” Google wrote on its mobile blog. “Or look for the ‘Shopping results’ section in Universal Search results when you search on Google.com”
It’s a small tweak, but it could be very useful.
[Via Google Mobile blog]