Google launches voice search for Maps

Google launches voice search for Maps
Google is testing a new voice search service for its mobile Maps application, starting with the US Blackberry Pearl 8110/20/30. The service seems very similar to Microsoft's Live Search application, a program we're a big fan of due in no small part to its speech recognition services. To use Google's new features, Pearl owners need to point their browsers to in order to download the latest version. Once installed, "using voice search is as simple as 1, 2, 3:
  1. Press "0" to center the map view around your location
  2. Press the left-side key and hold it while you say the name or type of business you're looking for (for example, "pizza")
  3. Whenyou're done speaking, release the left-side key, and our voicerecognition technology will figure out your request and find thebusiness you've been looking for, no typing needed."
source: Google via BGR


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