Bing! BlackBerry to add Microsoft's search engine to its OS for search and maps

Bing! BlackBerry to add Microsoft's search engine to its OS for search and maps
Microsoft and RIM have reached an agreement for the Bing search engine to be placed right onto the BlackBerry OS instead of making it available as an app to be downloaded on the phone. Bing will become the default search engine and map provider for all BlackBerry devices and will bring voice and location based search to 'Berry handsets.

With all of this news about Bing being added directly to the BlackBerry OS, and with RIM already having introduced the latest BlackBerry 7 OS, it suggests that we should see another OS build for BlackBerry before the end of the year. Just maybe it means that the hoped for QNX based OS for BlackBerry handsets will be launched before the last page of the 2011 calendar is turned. 

source: Engadget

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18 Comments

1. bluechrism unregistered

So Ovi maps on blackberry??? (With nokia WIndows Phone deal MS to integrate Ovi maps into Bing - i think i'm getting that right)

2. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

Yes, you got this right.

19. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

yes, ovary maps. you got it right.

3. seluased7

Posts: 4; Member since: May 03, 2011

google is so much better than bing. has anyone said "let me go and bing this"........

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

or bing it up I have two reasons i don't like bing much -Because is Microsoft -Because Its Not Google

7. Brad unregistered

Googl: FAIL

10. NMexpo unregistered

Yeah, in YOUR opinion. There must be a reason why Facebook, RIM's Blackberry, Yahoo, Nokia, and Verizon have choosen Bing as their default search engine even on Google's own Android devices. It's becuase it works for them, and in THEIR opinion, it is better.

20. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Yeah, that reason is called M-O-N-E-Y.

4. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

it's almost as if RIM wants to fail

6. Brad unregistered

seluased7: FAIL GOogle vs Bing!? Google: FAIL

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

you know bing piggy backs on goggles search results right?

9. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Bing tries to hard to be different then Google, and in the process makes everything about twice as confusing as it needs to be, in my humble, unimportant opinion. Much prefer Google, and Google maps just plan works great. Besides, those stupid "search overload" commercials make me not want to use Bing, even if it was great. Annoying things....

12. Brad unregistered

snowgator...Bing IS different THEN Google. (learn to spell too) in fact Bing is leading in several areas that Google is trying to play catch-up. Google: FAIL

15. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

First: What area's is Bing leading? This is an honest question, not a sarcastic one. Second: a little late in life for my spelling, but I will try to use smaller words that don't confuse me so much. :-D

11. Brad unregistered

Um...it actually does not. Do your homework. GOOGLE: FAIL

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

LOL unlike you I do my homework, they got caught on the act http://goo.gl/tjfre and they have the lack of shame to pretend they dont do it http://goo.gl/eUspt ' so yeah Bing piggybacks on Google resist and pay lots and of money to promote itself on ads ans stuff as if they where better they have any drop of attention because of the heavy advertisement, while Google simply has its attention because people like it so yeah

13. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Cant you just switch your search engine??? get a google search widget or google search app? whats with all the fuss, if you dont own a playbook then you shouldnt be b!tch'n anyways. Bing=Google=Yahoo you know why? because everyone has diff opinions.

18. brian unregistered

I am much more interested in designer jeans than Google. It's a failing company.

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