Yahoo! OneSearch was a great bit of BlackBerry software that came out not too long ago, packing voice-activated Yahoo! search powered by Vlingo, but was only available in the US. Well, now Canadians and Fillipinos can get in on the fun, so long as they’re packing the BlackBerry Pearl, BlackBerry Curve or an 8800-series device. We talked with both Vlingo and Yahoo! about what they’re doing with OneSearch in a podcast last April if you’re looking for a bit more on the nitty-gritty of voice recognition and search. Head on over to m.yahoo.com/voice on your mobile to get started.
Yahoo! has teamed up with Vlingo (not to be confused with Vringo) to offer speech recognition in their mobile web search app. If you’re in the US on a Pearl, Curve, or 8800-series BlackBerry you can snag it here. It worked pretty well in my brief test, getting most of what I said right even when I sort of mumbled, although it seemed to have a little trouble with background noise. There are plans to make it work on more devices and in more countries too, so hopefully more people will be able to get their hands on it soon.