Amidst the negativity, including a scathing open letter to RIM’s Co-CEOs this morning from another senior exec, the company’s BlackBerry platform saw some updates today that will improve the user experience. The BlackBerry Desktop for Mac app got a 2.1 version that now supports PlayBook syncing and now the Google Search for BlackBerry 6 also gets updated.
The announcement comes from Google Mobile Blog, revealing that several enhanced search features have been integrated that will make using Google.com on BlackBerry devices much faster and easier. There will now be autocomplete and search history queries that appear underneath the search box as you type. There will also have more comprehensive results pages with relevant images, videos, news, and more.
Image search results can now be swiped through quickly and easily on a touch-enabled BlackBerry device, and a new local search feature lets you quickly find restaurants, shops, and other popular business categories nearby.
The improved search experience will affect BlackBerry 6.0 WebKit enabled devices such as the BlackBerry Torch and the BlackBerry Bold 9780. It will also be especially good for touch-enabled devices such as the BlackBerry Bold 9900, which has been delayed for a launch sometime this fall.
[via Google Mobile Blog]