Bing to become search default on new BlackBerry phones

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  1. cybercore

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    Research in Motion (RIM) has announced it will make Bing the default search engine on BlackBerry phones starting this holiday season.

    The announcement at the BlackBerry World 2011 conference on May 3 was big enough to merit Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s appearance on stage.


    Details so far are scarce, but supposedly, Bing doesn’t become an option on BlackBerry phones. According to reports, “the (Bing) search will apparently be integrated at an OS (operating system) level.” There’s no word so far as to which models will include Bing and which won’t.

    Microsoft has struck some similar deals in the past, with Bing becoming the default search engine on some (but not all) Verizon Android phones. There were rumors that Microsoft was negotiating with Apple to make Bing the default on iPhones, but that never came to be.

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