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Verizon Pushing Microsoft Bing on BlackBerry Homepage

verizon_homepage I think it was awhile back when Verizon started having Microsoft Live search on the BlackBerry default homepage. Now Shmully let me know that they have changed it to Microsoft Bing search which makes sense.

I just find it interesting that RIM has decided to put Google, Live, Wikipedia, and in the latest GoTo… screen in the browser. I wonder if Google is paying RIM to put it there like they do in Firefox? I just noticed Live Search got added to the RIM screen recently since I do not remember it being there from the beginning. The main annoyance I have with RIM’s implementation of the search screen is that it takes you to the desktop version of Google and not the mobile version.

So I am curious. What search engine do you use on your BlackBerry? Bing? Google? Google Mobile? How do you access it? (Google app/Browser Homepage/bookmark/etc.)

6 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. I usually use the google version in the web browser. But on my Pearl 8130, google usually doesn’t allow me to click on the first 3 results. I have to select, copy, paste into the link bar. Frustrating!

  2. Bing is now my search engine of choice. Its better than Google (right now). Google will catch up and surpass inevitably, but now is now.

    Also, Bing formats all Wikipedia pages to fit the BB perfectly. This is a big annoyance for me currently through Google. I mean how hard is it to drop some reformat code in your results?

  3. I’m using the google mobile app. Works great and no problems on my Bold.

  4. I use the blackberry browser and search google from the start page.

    I get exteremely annoyed when Verizon tries to push software or content to users. All I want from Verizon is bandwidth (and more and more of it) to access the internet. A quick look at Verizon’s disfunctional website will clearly indicate that they should stay away from the software or content business.

  5. I still use Google for my searches. I just dont like the name “Bing”.

  6. I have my BB Browser home page set to Google Mobile. I have my default browser search set to Live (which does a Bing now). So with ease I can access either.
    I do wish RIM would give us more choices for default search provider. I would like to be able to use Yahoo, mainly to counter the Google collective (all your data are belong to us), but yahoo doesn’t seem to get that a mobile home page should be “plain”.

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