Google SMS launches
Wow…on a Blackberry this is WAY faster and more useful than the WAP browser. I did a Google 97229 and found my local Target. :)
How cool is this: With the new Google SMS service, you can do basic Google queries from any SMS-capable phone (which is darn near all of them) by sending text messages to 46645 (GOOGL). Results usually come within a minute, and are text-based only - no links or other craziness that could screw up an SMS. So far, you can get local business listings, product prices and comparisons, dictionary definitions, and more is planned soon (or already there and they just haven’t told us about it yet). So, for instance, enter something like “Starbucks 10016” and you’ll get a response with nearest place to get burnt-tasting, overpriced coffee. Well, near us, anyway, unless you change the “10016.” Give it a go and let us know how it works for you. So far our results have been positive.