Ever go thru a list of incoming BlackBerry emails, repeatedly scrolling down until you find that message with the all-important attachment.
Well, a new BlackBerry Patent application entitled System, Method and User Interface For Searching For Messages With Attachments On A Mobile Device proposes to make this task easier.
Bottom line, you will be able to search your Inbox for messages with attachments, and then create a separate list from that. The value-add: easier message retrieval.
The Patent application's Abstract gives us a functional overview of what is being proposed here:
Embodiments of a system, method, and user interface for searching for messages with attachments on mobile devices are disclosed.
In one embodiment, a messaging application is programmed such that, in operation, a user is presented with a search screen in which the user may define search parameters for a search.
A search parameter associated with an option to search for messages of a specified type is provided, and more specifically, an option to search for messages (e.g. electronic mail messages) having one or more attachments is made available to the user.
I think this feature would be very popular. Kind of regret I didn't mention it in my post entitled, Ten Features I Wish BlackBerry Offered- But Doesn't, Yet.