Search Engine Land is reporting that Google HAS finally confirmed Street View for Google Maps Mobile. This is the mobile browser based Google Maps that is available to any smartphone user, includinh iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Phone and others…(if they exist)
It seems as though Google would confirm this option to a select few publications but not to the majority of the Internet at large. What could have possibly been going through Google PR minds when they decided to do this?
It’s kind of crazy. Two major US newspapers were citing Google that Street View was coming, but Google itself didn’t want to acknowledge that directly?
After a further phone call with Google PR this afternoon, I got a direct confirmation. Yes, Street View will come to Google Maps. Presumably other publications can also now get the same confirmation. But as for timing, Google’s still not saying when it will happen. It seems pretty likely that the Wall Street Journal is correct, that it will hit tomorrow. After all, the Journal is citing Google as saying so.