Geeze, it was just a year ago at CTIA when Yahoo! launched their oneSearch voice activated application. It was not only a useful tool, but something I played with for a while like a game. “Can it understand me now?” Google is usually ahead of the game, but they’re a year behind on this one. They’ve released a voice search application which is now available for BlackBerry. Yes, it’s exactly the same as their normal search app except now you can hold down the Send button and speak your query. Google’s voice search app features a My Location feature, which allows you to speak your location into your search. They provide a number of example of the usefulness of this feature on their blog, which consist mainly of words which we can pronounce but not spell. Unfortunately there is no support for the Storm at this time. That should change in due time, though. We’ve seen a number of apps recently which at first weren’t Storm-compatible but which quickly caught up. The app is available at m.google.com for the rest of us.
One of our loyal Twitter followers (ChrisBaker3) has informed us that the Google Voice Search Application will in fact work on the Storm but you have to follow a specific process. ** USE AT YOUR OWN RISK **
- Download the GoogleSearch.jad file here with your BlackBerry Browser
- Disable compatibility mode
- Set permissions to allow the app to run
- Start Voice Searching!