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Old 09-13-2008, 02:00 PM
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Default Google Introduces Its Mobile Search for Windows Mobile

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2008/09/introducing-mobile-search-with-my.html' target='_blank'>http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/20...ch-with-my.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Previously, when you went to google.com from your phone&rsquo;s browser and performed a local search, the results were tailored to the last location you entered. Now, using the Gears Geolocation API, Search with My Location approximates your actual location using the same Cell ID technology used by Google maps for mobile. So if you want to find sushi nearby, just type "sushi" and Google will return local business listings around you. If you want to know the forecast, type "weather". If you want to search somewhere else, specify a location in the query like "pizza Kansas City."</em><br /></p><ul><li>On your mobile device, go to www.google.com/m</li><li>Click the Location link</li><li>Tell it to install Gears. A Windows CE CAB will be downloaded that you need to install.</li><li>Soft reset your device when the install is done.</li><li>Launch PIE and allow Google Gears access to your browser</li></ul><p>It isn't perfect. It thinks I am 13 miles northwest of my present location, which is odd. The tower locator system that the Google Maps tool uses can always get me to within half a mile of my real location, and usually under 1,000 yards. It also isn't on the iGoogle page yet on your device, so you either have to pick the iGoogle personalized page to search from, or the generic Google Mobile page, but not both.<br /><br />Right now it is limited to the US and UK, and there are a list of unsupported devices, so check the blog post before installing.</p>
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:22 PM
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Question Trouble Logging ON

I attempted to go to the Google site to learn more and then download the file for the program to execute on my Tilt.

What I get is "403 Forbidden" on a white screen.

If you attempt to download via the instructions:
"You can get Gears for mobile by going to Gears in your supported mobile web browser and following the instructions." ... you get the same "403 Forbidden" message on the AT&T Tilt.

I can certainly access Google and search to my hearts content or other URL directly but ... Others experience the same?

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Old 09-14-2008, 10:07 PM
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No problem here. Did it all on my device, a TyTN II, same device as the Tilt. Do you have your bowser string hacked making it look like a desktop version of IE?
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:55 AM
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Does not work on my Sprint Q. The My Location feature in every version of google maps has not worked either so no surprise.
 
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:37 AM
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As far as hacked browser question... I recently Reflashed from original ATT ROM to the 6.1 ATT ROM. I have NEVER mod anything to include browser. I would say that it is straight out of the ATT Lab as far as browser settings.

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