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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Bing for Android Can Better Search Through Other Apps
Microsoft today updated its Bing Search app for Android devices and gave it the ability to perform searches from within other applications. The feature, called Bing snapshots, scouts things mentioned on any given page and provides relevant information about them in snapshots.
Verizon to Test AppFlash Search Tool On Some Android Phones
Verizon Wireless is prepared to roll out a new search tool on select Android handsets over the next few weeks. The tool, called Appflash, was developed by Evie.
Bing for iPhone Let's You Search via Pictures
Microsoft has updated its Bing search application for the iPhone and added the ability to search for images captured by the camera. The tool, similar to Google Goggles, lets users take a picture and then use the picture to perform a search.
Google Brings In-App Search to Android Phones
Google this week announced a new tool for searching the content on devices. The search mode, called In Apps, allows people to find content that's buried inside apps installed on the phone.
Yahoo Rejiggers Browser-Based Search for iPhone
Yahoo says it has tweaked how it presents results to people who search from the iPhone's browser. iPhone owners who have Yahoo set as their default search engine will now see cleaner search results that display more data and make it easier to drill down into specifics.
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!