Search on the Go with Live Search for Mobile Beta

What’s on your wish list this holiday season? Wish you could find the closest toy store when you’re on the go? The nearest coffee shop on a cold winter day? Get news reports or traffic information on the move? Windows Live has granted those wishes and more: we’re proud to announce three new ways to search on the go:

Mobile Software Download an application to your phone for local search, maps, driving directions, and live traffic information in a faster, richer and more interactive user interface. It’s the best way to search from your phone.



Mobile Browsing – Access maps and directions directly on your phone’s browser. Simply enter into your phone’s address bar and select Map. Choose from the scopes of Local, Web, Map, News and Spaces and get Live Search from your mobile device.

Text Messages (SMS) – If you don’t have a data plan, you can simply send a text message to 95483 (WLIVE) with a query like “Toys Chicago, IL” or “Coffee 90210” and you’ll immediately receive a text message reply with the nearest business listings with address and phone numbers.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this beta so we can continue to improve. Just send them over to and, check out for more information.

And just maybe these will help you find your way to everything on your wish list this season 😉

-Darwin and the Mobile Search Team

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