Beyond411 for the BlackBerry has been around for quite some time. Ronen reviewed it more than one year ago, and he loved it. Beyond411 is arguably “the fastest way to look up business listings, driving directions, and web pages on your Blackberry. It can even search based on your exact location using GPS. Beyond411 provides instant access to Yahoo yellow pages, maps, and driving directions.”
If you live in the U.S. and still don’t know Beyond411, you really should. Here is a list of features:
- speed: Beyond411 launches and searches faster than other search tools, and reduces the number of keystrokes and clicks required to get things done;
- GPS support: Beyond411 can do searches and give driving directions based on your current location on compatible phones and carriers (only in the US and may not available on Verizon);
- BlackBerry address book integration: add results directly to your address book, email search results as a vcard;
- interactive search suggestions by means of a 250,000-word autocomplete dictionary that saves typing and includes links to relevant yellow page searches, 1-800 numbers, mobile optimized web pages, podcasts, and reviews;
- local prices search using Yokel shopping search;
- Web search using Yahoo;
- local sports, weather, and news.
That’s all old news. The new news is that it is now available for the BlackBerry Storm too. Apparently, many users are experiencing difficulties with the GPS functionality, but I can’t tell exactly how bad the problem is or if it has been fixed. Whatever the case, I’m sure it will be resolved soon and I suggest that you give it a try yourself. Here is the OTA link for you to get it installed right now.