Google to challenge Loopt with Latitude

Summary:Google has announced a new location-based service similar to Loopt called Latitude. With it you can:See where your friends are and what they are up toQuickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone callA FAQ notes that the service is launching on BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 and that Google hopes to release iPhone and  Android versions "soon.

Google has announced a new location-based service similar to Loopt called Latitude. With it you can:

  • See where your friends are and what they are up to
  • Quickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone call

A FAQ notes that the service is launching on BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 and that Google hopes to release iPhone and  Android versions "soon."

Topics: Laptops, Collaboration, Google, Hardware, Mobility

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