TellMe just launched a new application which allows people to use their Blackberry for voice search. utilizing the TellMe speech recognition engine and Microsoft Live Search, you can have search results automatically localized if you happen to have a GPS-enabled Blackberry.
This is a pretty big deal as it brings voice and local search together and shows where the search business is headed. It also shines light on what the real reason was for Microsoft to purchase Tellme. Not that any of us are surpised of course.
What might be worth discussion however is the fact that Microsoft would support RIM with an application which makes the Blackberry more attractive. This shows in the competition with Google there are no sacred cows — not even Windows Mobile.
Tom Keating has the details.