This is big news for me and people out there who don’t have the complete BIS plan and want to use Google Mobile App. According to the latest update made to this application for blackberry, Google Mobile App now
- Lets you search your contacts by using voice and text.
- Location awareness for better results.
- Works over WIFI if your Blackberry is connected to one which has internet.But remember if you don’t have wi-fi connected that doesn’t mean that it would work for contact search alone. So you need to have internet either through wi-fi or BIS and there is no option to disable internet search.
- Displays a history of search result if the search matches your contacts and email
Here are few screenshots :
BB Google Apps
BB Google Apps location
BB Google Apps search phone
BB Google Apps Search Page
BB Google Apps Search Manav
BB Google Apps Search Manav Expanded
BB Google Apps Search Manav Call
Few problems which I see :
Though I don’t see Gmail and Maps application to be working. There is some problem as Maps give me an exception saying Application terminated: Google maps has been denied Cross application communication permission and Gmail gives an exception of Uncaught exception : net.rim.device.api.system.controlledAccessException. Looks like both have serious security issues.
Search alone works awesome and since I have Internet both at home and office I will be using it more extensively now. I wish they can make other apps work also.
Download Google Mobile App from here:
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