Those of you who have become tired of typing addresses and search terms into Google Maps for Mobile now have a reprieve.
Version 4.1 of the standalone smartphone maps app brings voice search to Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile phones, a huge convenience feature that's already eased the typing pain in many an Android- and BlackBerry-carrying fingertip.
In addition to submitting to the usual voice queries, this version of Google Maps for Mobile subtly adds language choices to the settings page. The linguistically-sensitive developers have also slipped into the options Google's characteristic variety of accents that acknowledge U.S. and U.K. English and Mandarin Chinese.
If you encounter a problem, a
tattle-telling reporting feature now also comes baked into the app.
Get started speaking your search by pointing the mobile browser to m.google.com/maps to download Google Maps for Mobile 4.1.