Compared Virtual Earth Mobile 1.64 (VEM) with Google Mobile Maps 1.2.3 beta (GMM)

Today I compared GMM (Google Moble Maps) and VEM (Virtual Earth Mobile).
I installed both things only using a mobile device (MDA Compact with WM2003).


This link only works on the mobile device! GMM is a Java application so you need the MIDlet Manager on your device (which is the case for WM2003 devices – PPC + SMP).


I searched using MSN Mobile spaces (Windows Live Search) and found that link which not worked. But putting the link in the address bar it worked.


  • GMM performs faster
  • VEM has more features
  • VEM sometime chrases with a "NullReferenceException"
  • GMM sometime hangs
  • GMM + VEM: Searching / Directions do not work for Austria
  • GMM + VEM: Both to not support satellite fotos (GMM supports satellite photos but only at few view levels)
  • GMM provides better maps (personal view, just look at the images)


Of course it’s just a personal view but it may helps you to decide which application to prefer. At the moment  I’d like to give VEM 5/10 points and GMM 7/10 points.

About hfrmobile

Nice guy but with a sarcastic type of humor. I have combined hobby and profession and I am happy about this. At the moment I am holding MCP, MCSE (NT 4.0), MCTS and MCPD certificates. Having experience in developing software for more than 15 years. Started learning programming using Pascal, Assembler, C/C++. Also having experience with non-Microsoft products / programming languages (e.g. PHP). Most experiences at the moment: MySQL, MS-SQL, PL/SQL, ASP.NET, C#, Silverlight (Windows Phone) and WPF.
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