In one fell swoop Google has just made their Google Mobile App one of the best BlackBerry apps available. They added voice search to search the contacts and emails stored on your BlackBerry. The best part is that it actually works! It puts the built in Nuance voice search to shame and throws some egg in RIM’s face for not doing this first. Google also threw in Wi-Fi connectivity to the app so it can work over Wi-Fi.
You just hold down the talk key or set a convenience button to search and it will pop up contacts and emails with your results. It looks awesome and makes the native BlackBerry search look seriously dated.
You can also find a contact you can call, SMS, email just by typing the first few characters of their first or last name. It will suggest contacts and bring your most frequently emailed contacts to the top of the list. You can easily switch between on device and web searches using the link underneath the search box.
The only real limitation is that searching email requires OS 4.5+ and searching contacts requires OS 4.2+. Pick up the updated app free at m.google.com from your BlackBerry browser.
So what are you waiting for? Download Google Mobile App NOW!