More from BlackBerry World 2011, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer just announced that Bing will be the default search and map provider on all future BB devices and it’s not going to be just another pre-installed app on BB devices but Bing will be integrated into BB devices at what they call “OS level”.

An OS level integration will allow third party apps on BB devices to access Bing services right within the app. Other benefits include Bing voice searches, panoramic photo stitching using the Microsoft Photosynth technology and street-level maps.


  1. Good move I’d say but what they really need to do is join forces more aggressively and quickly. It’s urgent for RIM and, especially if Microsoft reconsidered this position, “It’s important to note that Windows Phone 7 (WP7) primarily was developed as a consumer device and not an enterprise device,” it’s urgent for them too. And with each day passing it grows more impossible for them to take over the world.

  2. Hey cool, panoramic photo stitching, and street level maps… two things that yet another OS will get that their own OS doesn’t.
    So cool!


  3. Nice move but it’s going to suck if the BB Bing stuff is better than WP7. Release Mango nao!

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