There's a new search engine on the block, IceRocket.com. It has some cool Google-like features, and there's a nice one for gadget folks that caught our eye and that we hope all search engines will adopt. It's called a "Search Relay":
Email a Search
This is for PDA users in particular and is unique to Icerocket.com. It's a pain in the butt to go to a search site, whether it's icerocket, Google, Yahoo, or wherever and input a search term. However, most PDAs are very email efficient. So we have created a "Search Relay". All you have to do is send an email with the search terms as the subject to email@example.com and it will return the results to you via email. You can do the same with firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We tried this (pictured above) and it worked nicely.
On a side note, could all the search engines please make some AIM bots, so we can add a "Search Buddy" to our AIM list? We use Instant Messaging more than anything else, so how about it? We have ones on IRC already.
P.S. - There are sites offering "Google by Email", but it's being done by third-parties, not by Google themselves.