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Old 07-02-2008, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Today I installed Google Maps 2.2.1. Surprisingly I found voice search feature now. I am not sure whether anybody posted this or not.
When we are in Google Maps, just hold the "Left Convenience Key" and it will allow you to do voice search. It's a cool feature. It didn't work successfully for me. It may work for others so I am posting this.

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Old 07-02-2008, 08:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you mean by voice search? Entering address by voice command? No voice turn by turn instructions still right?

> Mods - suggest moving this thread to GPS section
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very cool. I was hoping they would follow in the footsteps of Live Search.

@Sheldon - This should stay right where it is, as many people use Google Maps without GPS.
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When I go to Google Maps, version 2.2.0, not 2.2.1, is the version it asks me if I want to install.
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Where is the left convenience key?
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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@Sheldon - This should stay right where it is, as many people use Google Maps without GPS.
The section is for 'GPS and Mapping'. Google Maps is most certainly a mapping application.
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The section is for 'GPS and Mapping'. Google Maps is most certainly a mapping application.
LOL... let's chat mostly about where this thread should go.. ;)

More interestingly - does the new version have turn by turn voice commands??
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Anyone find v2.2.1?

You have Google Map threads in both sections... so does it rreally matter?
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Hi All,

I just want to make clear that I am talking about Google Voice Search. It is similar to TellMe and Yahoo OneSearch Voice.
It is NOT voice turn by turn direction.

I think voice search feature is added newly in google maps 2.2.1 version. So if you uninstall and install the Google Maps again , you may find this feature.
After installing the new google maps, just open the Google maps and hold the "Left Convenience Key" to speak the business name like pizza etc. You have to be in Google Maps to use Voice Search feature.
"Left Convenience Key" button is located on left side of blackberry which is usually used for shortcuts. Check below link to locate the Left Convenience Key button
Make Your Convenience Key More Convenient : BlackBerry Edge

As I said earlier, I am able to say voice commands by pressing "Left Convenience Key" button. But the search didn't work for me.
Let me know if you guys have any doubts.

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Hi All,

I just want to make clear that I am talking about Google Voice Search. It is similar to TellMe and Yahoo OneSearch Voice.
It is NOT voice turn by turn direction.

I think voice search feature is added newly in google maps 2.2.1 version. So if you uninstall and install the Google Maps again , you may find this feature.
After installing the new google maps, just open the Google maps and hold the "Left Convenience Key" to speak the business name like pizza etc. You have to be in Google Maps to use Voice Search feature.
"Left Convenience Key" button is located on left side of blackberry which is usually used for shortcuts. Check below link to locate the Left Convenience Key button
Make Your Convenience Key More Convenient : BlackBerry Edge

As I said earlier, I am able to say voice commands by pressing "Left Convenience Key" button. But the search didn't work for me.
Let me know if you guys have any doubts.

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Thx for the clarification. In that case, it's not for me. Still need voice turn by turn instructions. My guess is that since I deleted VAD, the new Google feature wouldn't work for me anyway. Take care all!
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I am still getting 2.20 as my installation option.
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I am still getting 2.20 as my installation option.
I dont know why I got the google maps 2.2.1 version this morning. I am trying to go to download link again now, it is showing me only 2.2.0 version.
May be I am lucky to get 2.2.1 version this moring.

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where is the download link
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its only showing 2.2.0
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We agree
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I hope its not a joke
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I dont know if its a joke but I like your personal site.
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Hi All,

This is not a joke. I am also surprised to see Google maps 2.2.1 version on my mobile this morning. May be at the time of my download, I got this version and later google removed that. I will post some screen shots of version 2.2.1 tonight.

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Still says 2.2.0 for me as well.
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Here is what I found on google about this subject.

This feature is experimental, which means a couple of things. First, similar to other voice-recognition technologies, the accuracy of voice recognition will improve over time as more people use the voice search feature. Second, the feature is currently only supported on 8110, 8120 and 8130 BlackBerry Pearl models in the US. Third, we'd love to get your feedback on it -- feel free to leave your comments below.
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