When you start finding news that there's so much functionality available to cell phone users, you have to start smiling at the realization that we are truly getting mobile.
Google is adding real-time traffic data available to your cell phone (why no Treos being supported?) Hopefully they will support Treos soon. Right now, they support a wide variety of phones including and not limited to: Audiovox, Blackberry, HP, LG, Mio, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba. Again, I have not listed all the brands, just some of the popular ones. The full list is located at google.com/gmm/devices.html
The Google Maps mobile application can be downloaded from www.google.com/gmm onto a cellphone and will update real-time traffic conditions as well as providing the ability to save routes, all on your cellphone.
It is currently only available in 30 major US cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. When users enter a route, the program will indicate traffic flow and data along the way, with green segments indicating normal traffic flow, yellow indicates some congestion and red for heavy traffic. The program also estimates driving time based on traffic conditions.
Although the real-time traffic feature of the Google Maps mobile is limited to the US cities, users in Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain can still take advantage of the free service and program and utilize the new route saving feature.
Check out Google Maps mobile. It looks too cool!
BTW, a HUGE thanks to Jennifer Chappell for the HUGE welcome. And I'd like to also extend a warm welcome to new Associate Writer, Pedro Storti. PA is really becoming more global every day with so many Associate Writers all over the world. I'm just very happy and honored to be included in such great company!