Bing Will Be the default Search for New BlackBerry Models

Posted by at 9:50 am on May 3, 2011

This morning at the BlackBerry World keynote in Orlando, Florida, attendees were a little surprised to see that Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer took the stage to promote Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, and Bing Maps. In partnership with BlackBerry, future devices will be using Bing as its default search service.

There are plenty of folks who love Bing and prefer it over Google, but it unknown at this time time if you can control who is your search engine on upcoming BBs. Hopefully RIM will give folks the option of switching if they really want to. Then again they could go the Verizon route when they made a partnership with Microsoft Most BlackBerry devices and some Android models were hardwaue to Bing search only. The only way to get Google search was to use it within the phone’s browser, which isn’t an preferable solution – really a work around at best.

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