Google rolls out test of short message service

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Google rolls out test of short message service

Google on Thursday announced a new test service that allows people to use mobile phones or handheld devices to tap Google’s Web search via text messages, or short message service.

Called Google SMS, the service is the newly public company’s broadest push yet in the mobile market and comes as Google and its rivals in the hotly competitive Web search industry race to expand their reach.

Outlined at sms.google.com, it delivers business and residential listings, product prices and dictionary look-up.

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