From the Virtual Earth team's blog post entitled Mobile Search V2 released - Improved Navigation, Cache, Movie Searching, GPS, Traffic reporting and more! we learn
The Mobile Search team has released V2 of the rich client application for
Windows Mobile, as well as a major update to the browser based interface.
Whether you have a J2ME (Java) phone, Windows Mobile phone, or any other device
with a mobile browser, Live Search has you covered with maps, directions and
- Movie Showtimes: Want to see a movie but don’t know what’s
playing? Get Movie Showtimes near you and be on your way!
- More Local Data with Reviews: Want to go out for dinner but not sure
which restaurant to pick? Let your fellow restaurant goers help you out – make
a decision based on user ratings.
- Maps: View Mobile Virtual Earth maps wherever you are. For improved
performance, pop in your storage card to enable the large cache option. Street
maps, Aerial and Hybrid are supported.
- Directions: Lost? Get found with better support for GPS integration
and improved turn-by-turn navigation. We’ll even prompt you to auto-reroute if
you get lost!
I use this all the time and it is now my favorite Windows Live application. It's a sign that we've come a long way that I now consider printing out driving directions from the Web to be "old school".
I've been using Yahoo's mobile service for movie times but now it looks like I be needing it any more. Sweet. What are you waiting for? Head over to http://wls.live.com and install it on your phone today.