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    I can only keep a secret so long and as product manager for InfoSpace Find It!, I can finally tell you about Find It! for the BlackBerry.

    What is InfoSpace Find It!? Think of it as a mobile concierge in your pocket. You can find nearby locations, businesses and even event and movie information. Do a keyword search for a musician playing in the local area and you will get venues where they are performing. Do a search for movies, find theaters and even get show times. (more details: http://mobile.infospacefindit.com however; see below for the download link)

    GPS-Enabled: Find local business listings and locations with maps and driving directions with minimal clicking.
    Spoken Turn-by-turn Directions: Get spoken turn-by-turn directions for wherever you are going. Now you can listen to your directions while on the go!
    One-Stop Searching: Access Yellow Pages, White Pages, Maps, Directions, Movie Listings, Events and more.
    Find People by Name or Number: Search using only first and last name, or by entering a phone number to find out to whom it belongs.
    What's Nearby®: Access details on what's close with one click on the phone without knowing your exact location.
    Click to Connect: Make phone calls with one click instead of dialing the entire number.
    Where's Wi-Fi: Locate Wi-Fi Hotspots near you with up-to-date listings.
    Local Events: Search for what is going on near you this weekend.

    Once you find the destination, you can also get directions: either step-by-step text directions (yes, this means not having to go online to get maps and print out directions), OR, you can get spoken turn-by-turn directions, as your phone becomes the guide along the way.

    For those with GPS-enabled BlackBerries, you don’t even need to know where you are to find nearby information. Find It! detects where you are, so all you need to do is simply launch the service from your phone and start searching. Think of getting to your hotel in a new city, and you are hungry for Italian. Follow these simple steps.

    Launch InfoSpace Find It!
    Click Browse By Category
    Click Dine Out
    Click Italian
    Choose Where I am to search nearby
    That is it you have what you need

    I’d love to hear any feedback, suggestions or criticism you may have. Just point your BlackBerry to the OTA download link and choose your device.
    OTA: http://bb.infospace.com/ps
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    InfoSpace Find It!
    http://mobile.infospacefindit.com/

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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    Nice, I'll have to try this sometime today and then I'll tell you how I like it.

    Thanks again,

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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    I'm downloading right now so I'll tell you how I like it once I'm done downloading it and have tested it out for a while.

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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    This is a pretty neat app. What I really like is the "Browse by Category" search. It shows everything that is near your location then when you found what you wanted you can click on it and it shows you the number, address and a bunch of other stuff like that. Also you can call them from the app, meaning you don't have to exit out and then call. This is a really neat app and I think I'll use it a lot. Everyone should try this out.

    Thanks again for the neat app,

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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    Quote Originally Posted by COJO 24
    This is a pretty neat app. What I really like is the "Browse by Category" search. It shows everything that is near your location then when you found what you wanted you can click on it and it shows you the number, address and a bunch of other stuff like that. Also you can call them from the app, meaning you don't have to exit out and then call. This is a really neat app and I think I'll use it a lot. Everyone should try this out.

    Thanks again for the neat app,

    COJO 24
    Thanks for the quick feedback! That was impressive. We also appreciate the fact you recognize the value in the category search. We actually spent a lot of rounds in usability studies to come up with the interface, an interface that really does not require a learning curve.

    As with all software, people will have comments/suggestions.. so as others try this out, let us know. We are committed to making this the best we can for you.
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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    Downloading now. Ill post later on how it works
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    This app rocks!
    Menu is easy to navigate and very user friendly
    Categories are crisp and exact
    Maps load fast
    The turn by turn audio directions are a nice touch
    Very impressive keep up the great work!!!!!!
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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    is it only OTA or can you provide a zip file?

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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    Quote Originally Posted by Yclif
    is it only OTA or can you provide a zip file?
    Currently it is only OTA, once we go officially live, you might anticipate some sites, the ones you get Blackberry software from, to carry the ZIP files. It will still be free!
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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    So far so good. I like the interface and it is very functional! Great Prog!
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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    thanks downloading now

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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    wow i agree, the interface is great.
    very useful. within seconds from
    downloading i was finding ATM's, niteclubs,
    and Dentists all in that particular order.
    (i have a wild night planned out) lol

    really great app. keep up the good work

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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    how well does the Turn by turn voice thing work?
    (my speaker is dead, new pearl comes tommorrow)

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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    actually really well you hit first, then when you need the next turn hit next takes but a few seconds to download then plays. sorry bout your speaker!
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    Re: Free GPS Local Search Application

    nice that you can change between a male or female voice as well.

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