Jealous that your Nokia S60 or HTC Touch wasn't getting street-level love from Google Maps like the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android phones do? Well fret no more: According to the Google blog, Streetview version 2.3 has embraced your devices as well.
Thank Europe and Australia for that. The company, which has been busy increasing its map coverage for more U.S. streetviews, has also started photographing France, Italy, Spain, and Australia. But the savvy search giant knew no one would care if they couldn't really enjoy it, so it made the tool compatible with phones that are popular in these areas. That means the Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile smartphones get to come to the global party too. It also revamped the mobile UI to make it easier to use and added public transit info, walking directions and driving directions.
Generally speaking, it's really cool that more people can go abroad, at least virtually. (I'm stoked that I can visit Trevi Fountain whenever or from wherever I want.) Hopefully, Google Maps will take on a totally egalitarian approach and make Streetview available for all phones, but for now, this is a great step in the right direction.
To get yours, go here to have the download link sent to your phone or point your cell's browser to m.google.com/maps