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MapQuest Launches Free MapQuest 4 Mobile Downloadable Application

Sep 11, 2008

MapQuest 4 Mobile Beta Extends Capabilities to Compatible Mobile Handsets

DENVER – September 11, 2008 – MapQuest today announced the beta launch of MapQuest 4 Mobile, a free, downloadable application that extends capabilities to compatible BlackBerry smartphones.

MapQuest 4 Mobile offers users an easy-to-use interface and the same accurate directions and maps they rely on from the site. Local search is also accessible, enabling users to search for businesses by proper name or category. Additionally, MapQuest 4 Mobile provides hybrid imagery, traffic and incident information as well as a GPS "find me" feature which locates a user and tracks the progress to their destination. MapQuest 4 Mobile also utilizes smaller map tiles allowing for faster downloads and quicker screen refresh.

"Smartphones are growing at a record pace and this an important market segment to address as more users rely on their phones for maps and directions," said Christian Dwyer, Senior Vice President and GM, MapQuest. "MapQuest 4 Mobile is our next-generation service that mirrors the intuitive interface and simplicity that MapQuest is known for."

MapQuest 4 Mobile is the latest addition to MapQuest's suite of mobile products which include voice-guided navigation from MapQuest Navigator, WAP site at, and Send To Cell, Garmin and OnStar functionality. The newest mobile product continues MapQuest's on-going mission of providing mobile services that help consumers get to where they need to go, anytime, anywhere.

Initially, the MapQuest 4 Mobile service will be available via Sprint on the BlackBerry 8830 and AT&T on the BlackBerry 8800, 8820, and 8310. Support for many additional handsets will roll out over the coming months. MapQuest 4 Mobile can be downloaded from a mobile browser at For additional information about MapQuest 4 Mobile please visit

About MapQuest, Inc.
MapQuest offers Internet, wireless and business solutions that help people find places. is one of the most recognized and trusted brands on the Internet, and offers the leading consumer Web site for maps and directions, serving more than 47 million users in July 2008, according to comScore Media Metrix. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL LLC, is based in Denver, Colorado.

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