More convenience at our fingertips
Google and Yahoo are both in the process of bringing about capabilities such as viewing maps and satellite images and searching for local businesses to the cell phone industry. These are not new concepts, but are enhanced services. The whole purpose is to benefit the consumer with convenience. Google introduced their development yesterday and is in the trial basis currently. Another aspect of this service is the ability to get driving directions. This is the part that scares me! There are enough drivers out there that cannot talk on a cell phone and drive at the same time, much less look for directions on their phone...while driving! I am curious as to what laws will be passed in order to prevent accidents if this is a really big hit. One thing to note is that Google will not be charging the customers any fees for this service. If the customer is charged any fees, it will be through their cell phone carrier.