Blackberry: Storm blows over Google's My Location voice service

Google has found itself in a storm over its support of its location-based service on the latest Blackberry device.

Google has found itself in a storm over its support of its location-based service on the latest Blackberry device.

Yesterday Google released software that allows Blackberry users to find places using the My Location service on Google.

According to a posting on the Google Mobile blog, "Voice can be used in combination with the My Location feature, and it works well with standard Google searches, such as currency conversion and weather. So keystrokes have been reduced... to a single press of the green button in Google Mobile App."

So for a US visitor coming to London for the first time, the blogger suggests the tourist could do a quick voice search on Google Mobile App, "Just pressing and holding the green button for "Lester Square" reveals the true spelling. Leicester Square is actually only two stops away on the Piccadilly Line. Local results have a link to open Google Maps for mobile to guide you there."

However, users who have tried downloading it found the application was not available on the Blackberry Storm. "This is bull, why support all the old phones first and not the Storm? Especially when the Storm can run older apps in compatibility mode anyway," one user complained.

Another said, "Very sad that another Google Mobile App is not available for the Storm. As someone said earlier, at least be up front and tell us it is not Storm-compatible so we do not try to get it and only get frustrated."

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