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Old 12-18-2009, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm surprised you didn't see Bing sooner...

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I anticipate more 'Verizon crippled by device' threads
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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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....!
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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.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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The question is, how do I get rid of it? It's not on my list of applications.
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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.
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Another thread on this topic.

Did anyone else get a BING icon on their Blackberry Today?
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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.
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I notice there werent the same complaints when slacker was pushed.
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This is an accurate description of the business model.

You are entitled to your opinion, this is mine and your mileage may vary.
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And we are just the victims?
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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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