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Preroll 12-18-2009 12:08 PM

Bing on Verizon
 
Did a battery pull today and received a new service book when rebooted - Bing. I guess this is a new deal with Microsoft and Verizon? Anyone try this or is it just another link to install a search engine app that we've all tried in the past with other vendors along the way? Like Viigo for example?

juwaack68 12-18-2009 12:12 PM

I'm surprised you didn't see Bing sooner...

Verizon Users Only Showing Bing As Their Search Engine Choice?!? | CrackBerry.com

I anticipate more 'Verizon crippled by device' threads ;-)

Preroll 12-18-2009 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juwaack68 (Post 1530373)
I'm surprised you didn't see Bing sooner...

Verizon Users Only Showing Bing As Their Search Engine Choice?!? | CrackBerry.com

I anticipate more 'Verizon crippled by device' threads ;-)

Nope...first time I saw the link to install the app. My browser's primary search engine is still Google and it's still the engine selected when I hit "Go To...".

Bing was added to my bookmarks however awhile back and I deleted it.

juwaack68 12-18-2009 12:30 PM

You're trapped now. You must assimilate.

Preroll 12-21-2009 03:51 PM

Continuing on here 'cause I continue to see articles relating to Bing being the only or primary search engine within the browser but as of today, my search engines are still Google, Live Search, Wikipedia, and Dictionary.com so I don't understand how others are seeing Bing only. I don't even have Bing as an option.

Strange....!

badcat 12-21-2009 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Preroll (Post 1532198)
Continuing on here 'cause I continue to see articles relating to Bing being the only or primary search engine within the browser but as of today, my search engines are still Google, Live Search, Wikipedia, and Dictionary.com so I don't understand how others are seeing Bing only. I don't even have Bing as an option.

Strange....!

Me either. I installed the Bing app because at least it works with the GPS on my 8330 unlike Google Maps or Poynt. Bing isn't all that bad but I prefer Google Maps.

the maddman 12-22-2009 04:39 PM

It's hit me. I got the bing icon the first day I had my Storm2 and hid it, but this weekend I suddenly lost all my search providers other than Bing. Pisses me off, but it's a work supplied phone.

fourstringfuror 01-02-2010 05:42 PM

The question is, how do I get rid of it? It's not on my list of applications.

daphne 01-02-2010 08:24 PM

Did you install the Bing app, or do you just have the BING icon?

If you just have the icon, you can't get rid of it. All you can do is hide it.

akosnitzky 01-02-2010 09:20 PM

Another thread on this topic.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...rry-today.html

fourstringfuror 01-03-2010 02:40 AM

Yeah just the BING icon. It's pretty irritating. I like Bing, and I use it in my browser, but forcing it on me just rubs me the wrong way.

akosnitzky 01-03-2010 11:39 AM

I notice there werent the same complaints when slacker was pushed. :-)

TBOLTRAM 01-03-2010 06:34 PM

Verizon Business Model for Bing
 
John - Microsoft
Pimp - Verizon Wireless
"Lady of easy virtue" - Us

This is an accurate description of the business model.

You are entitled to your opinion, this is mine and your mileage may vary.

akosnitzky 01-03-2010 09:24 PM

And we are just the victims?

fourstringfuror 02-11-2010 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akosnitzky (Post 1539939)
I notice there werent the same complaints when slacker was pushed. :-)

Allow me to lodge my formal protest. I do not want Slacker, I did not ask for Slacker. I just got the push yesterday.


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