Google Maps for BlackBerry version 4.0 brings voice search, Buzz integration, synchronized search history and stars with desktop Maps as well as other improvements too.
Search by Voice is well integrated into the Android platform, but with Google Maps 4.0 for BlackBerry this functionality becomes available on RIM handsets as well. The app currently supported languages include multiple English accents and Mandarin Chinese. You can simply press and hold the green “call” button, speak your search, and see your results quickly appear without typing.
Google Buzz for mobile also makes its debut on BlackBerry phones in Google Maps 4.0. To use Google Buzz on Google Maps for BlackBerry, simply fire up the app, select Layers –> Buzz to enable the layer; open the menu and select “Post Buzz” to start posting location updates to your Google Buzz account.
Another feature for BlackBerry version 4.0 now provides personalized search suggestions from your maps.google.com search history. Also check out other new features added :
- Use Labs to try experimental features like the Scale Bar or Terrain layer (great for hiking enthusiasts!).
- See nearby businesses at an address or location by selecting a point from the map.
- Report a problem with the map data or a business listing.