Hands-on Google's BlackBerry app (video)

A recent update this week to version 3.5 adds an unexpected and interesting new feature to Google's Mobile App for BlackBerry. You know what? We like it.

We've always liked Google's Mobile App for BlackBerry.

A recent update this week to version 3.5 adds an unexpected and interesting new feature--searching through your phone's e-mail and address book as well as the Web--when you type or speak a name into the search bar.

Although the BlackBerry does have separate search functionality for the address book and in-box, Google's search app rolls them into one, and then tucks local phone search neatly into its free Web search app.

Learn more about contact and e-mail search in our First Look video (above) or in our review.

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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