livemobile Few people browse Internet pages on a mobile device with a three inch screen. A few sites have pages that are optimized for a mobile device but they’re pretty hard to come by. (The iPhone does better with its ability to zoom in and out on a page but it’s still difficult to make sense of most web sites.)

If you’ve got a Windows Mobile-based phone, try going to Microsoft’s “Windows Live Search for Windows Mobile” at You’ll install a small program and get a surprisingly useful collection of online tools for the city you entered. There are maps and driving directions, searchable lists of theaters and restaurants and other businesses, weather, and a few more things, all designed for the small screen.

Here’s a description and some screen shots. One of the gadget sites liked it better than Google Maps for Mobile.

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