Google is trying out a new service that allows people to use mobile phones and other handheld devices to access its search engine.
Called SMS (Short Message Service) it "enables you to easily get precise answers to specialized queries from your mobile phone or other device..... No links. No web pages. Simply the answers you're looking for."
Quoted in USA Today, Georges Harik, director of Google's incubator Googlettes, said, "We're not charging anything for the service and we have no plans to do so in the near future. We're trying to see if this is compelling enough to get people to use it."
An explanation & overview of Google SMS is available at http://www.google.com/sms/