Google’s new local search for mobile devices is garnering a lot of press, but there are a lot of other alternatives that are worth a look.
Chris wrote about Google’s new offering last week in the SearchDay article Google Debuts Local Mobile. Here’s a roundup of other mobile local search tools for users in the U.S.
Google’s SMS service has offered local info since it launched last summer. Two other services that I’ve used also offer local info via SMS. They are 4info.net and Synfonic. Vazu.com allows you to cut and paste material from any web page and send the content via SMS.
YP.com provides several services for mobile web users including white and yellow pages, reverse phone and address look-up, neighbor look-up and maps with driving directions.
The MSN Mobile site does not offer local business info but does provide maps and driving directions.
AOL’s mobile portal offers a searchable yellow pages database.
Infospace Mobile offers driving directions, yellow pages and other services.