Verizon Drops Google from BlackBerry Browser Search Tool
Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it no longer offers Google search nor Wikipedia search from within the BlackBerry browser search tool. The default — and only — choice is to use Microsoft's Bing search service instead. Verizon spokesperson Jeffrey Nelson said in an email to Phone Scoop, "Customers can go to the web" for searching purposes, and "can go to BlackBerry Apps World and download the Google quicksearch client for free and have a link on the home screen" instead. Verizon said that the change applies to select devices, but didn't name them.
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Who the frig cares?
the reason google would do this is although android has grown to more than most ppl's expectations, it has not grown to google's expectations....OHA members (like moto and samsung) have released pretty lame androids so far...and not supporting them properly...causing stagnation in androids growth...google is out to change the world by pushing android to take over mobile like they did the internet....
If you've been reading anything about the rumored Nexus One/Google phone, all the members of the Open Handset Alliance would feel alienated right about now. If Google actually does release a Google-branded phone, consu
umm this suxs bing i hate bing
This sucks! Blackberry, Google! Why did you take it off? I hate Bing; and now, I have to use that Google quick search? I don't like it at all!
It's Verizon's fault, and not RIM (BlackBerry) or G...
I did a battery pull and register host rounting table on my Tour and still have those options. I guess its only for the Storm1 and Storm2.
Why aren't the AT&T fanboys here ragi...
Carriers in a nutshell
AT&T: cheaping out on network upgrades, leadership has foot perpetually in their own mouth.
Sprint: cant do nothin right. by the way we cut ourselves and tell you our flagship phones are crap too.
T-Mobile: hello!??? anyone!???
(PS: I agree with the comments about Verizon)
Microsoft got that money
I really hope they don't start making searches exclusive like they proposed to do. I.E. The Wallstreet Journal information will only be on Bing.com's search engine instead of yahoo and google, thus making customers have to use different search engines for different results, OMG that would be such a pain.
google results shows the last updated date!
bing shows no DATE on results, so you might click on a link that is 10 years old! y would you want to wasting time clicking on links t...
Blackberry by default does not even reccomend Internet Explorer!