New Google Search for BlackBerry 6.0 devices

Yestarday is updated the Google search experience for BlackBerry 6.0 WebKit enabled devices. We’ve added a number of enhanced search features integrated throughout the homepage and search result pages, making searching faster and easier on www.google.com, especially on touch-enabled Blackberry devices.

Left: Improved homepage with autocomplete and search history as you type.
Right: See more information with search options and enhanced results.

 

  • Enter searches faster: Save time by using autocomplete and search history queries that appear beneath the search box as you type.
  • Web search: Find what you’re searching for fast. Comprehensive results pages let you see relevant websites, images, videos, news, real-time results and more. Simply click on the arrow button ‘>>’ to the left of the top search box for more refinement options.
  • Image search: Swipe through image results quickly and easily on touch enabled devices. Start by selecting ‘Images’ at the top of www.google.com, then enter a search. From there, click on any image to view a larger size.
  • Local search: Find restaurants, shops and other popular business categories with a single tap. Start by selecting ‘Places’ at the top of www.google.com, then click on an icon from the Places homepage.

These features and more are available on most RIM OS 6.0+ devices with WebKit browsers like the BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry Bold 9780, and can be accessed in 20 languages across 70 countries.

To try out the new features, go to www.google.com in your mobile browser. We recommend that you bookmark Google Search to your phone’s home screen, so that Google search is just one click away.

Samsung Bada and BlackBerry 6 platforms now supported by the Maps API v3

From the day the Maps API v3 was first announced we placed a special focus on it’s suitability for use on mobile browsers. Being able to develop a single maps application that works across all major desktop browsers and also on mobile devices is a key benefit of the Maps API. We are keen to make Maps API applications as accessible as possible, which is why we’re always excited to test new devices to determine if they meet our requirements for support.

Today we are therefore happy to welcome Samsung Bada and BlackBerry 6 touchscreen devices such as the Samsung Wave family and BlackBerry Torch 9800 to the fold. The full feature set of Maps API v3 is now available to users of these devices. We hope that as mobile browsers continue to improve across platforms we can continue to add new devices to our list of those we support.