x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Verizon pushes Bing app to owners of BlackBerry Storm 9530

Verizon pushes Bing app to owners of BlackBerry Storm 9530

Verizon pushes Bing app to owners of BlackBerry Storm 9530
Those who purchased the new BlackBerry Storm2 9550 found a Bing application pre-loaded on the device. Earlier this year, Microsoft and Verizon shook hands on a 5 year deal that will make Bing the default search engine on many Verizon phones, even those using Google's open source Android OS. Keeping up with the attempt by Verizon and RIM to making both Storm models the same when it comes to software (it's called a guilty conscience!), the carrier "pushed" the app to owners of the first-gen Storm on Friday. Besides offering the Bing search engine, Storm owners can check out the top stories of the day in different categories including Sports, Business and Technology. Using the handset's unlocked GPS, directions can be computed for either driving from one location to another, or walking between places. A single click will reverse directions and send you back to the original starting point. A link on the bottom of the screen will help you find out which movies are playing in your area and which theater they are at. Synopsis and ratings are available for each movie and tickets can be purchased in advance at specified theaters. For NFL fans or fantasy football players, type in a player's name and you will see stats for the current year and lifetime. Punch in a team name and get recent game results and upcoming match-ups. All in all, a very useful tool for BlackBerry Storm owners. 

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 Specifications | Review
RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Specifications | Review

source: Erictric

Verizon pushes Bing app to owners of BlackBerry Storm 9530

8 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. cj100570 (Posts: 198; Member since: 12 May 2009)


The story is technically correct but factually inaccurate. The deal doesn't make Bing the default search option but merely places a Bing search app on devices which the user can delete. And in the case of a BlackBerry the app itself isn't installed. It's a link to the app. Most people search from their browser and VZ isn't changing the default search on the browsers.

posted on 31 Oct 2009, 22:03

2. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


you could always "hide" the app

posted on 31 Oct 2009, 22:18

3. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


The comment about "guilty conscience" is completely BS. I would estimate that, if anything, the software upgrades and pushes are being made now because they are available now. Phonearena for the lose.

posted on 01 Nov 2009, 05:16

4. Fan_of_Fanboys (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2008)


The app is actually pretty useful. But are you surprised Phone Arena is giving out misleading info? Oh and Shaunio is a tool.

posted on 01 Nov 2009, 12:01

5. Quemical (Posts: 162; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)


I love all the passive-agressive asides PhoneArena likes to make.

posted on 01 Nov 2009, 15:12

6. DF334 (Posts: 36; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


I haven't gotten it yet, for some reason!

posted on 01 Nov 2009, 21:35

7. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


me neither!!!

posted on 02 Nov 2009, 13:57

8. Fan_of_Fanboys (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2008)


try registering your host routing table and/or sending service books. cant hurt.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories