BlackBerry to integrate Microsoft Bing Search Engine and Maps for BlackBerry OS
Microsoft CEO Blamer made an announcement about a new partnership between BlackBerry and Microsoft, It will bring Microsoft Bing as the Default Search engine for the BlackBerry OS. Microsoft will also pride the service of Microsoft map for BlackBerry devices.
“This goes way beyond a search box, it’s about finding real tools to help people get things done” Ballmer insisted, going on to say that it was about helping BlackBerry users in “making fast decisions.” In a video demo, a BlackBerry Torch with modified software showed how the user’s location could be embedded into the phone’s homescreen: tapping that brought up maps and location, while sliding across could open up search. There’ll also be Microsoft Deals, showing nearby offers.
Microsoft will invest in BlackBerry OS at the same time continuing to push the Windows Phone platform for BlackBerry to rival the iOS and Android. At present it’s not sure How much the company will actually invest into the partnership.