Microsoft to Help Blackberry users make decisions with Bing

Wow, pretty big news this week from the annual BlackBerry lovefest aka. BlackBerry World as Microsoft head honcho, Steve Balmer took to the stage to help announce a new partnership that will mean Bing securing a position as the preferred Search (errr decision) tool on BlackBerry.

This via the official Bing blog… “Blackberry devices will use Bing as the preferred search provider in the browser, and Bing will be the default search and map application for new devices presented to mobile operators, both in the United States and internationally.  Also, effective today Bing will be the preferred search and maps applications with regular, featured placement and promotion in the BlackBerry App World carousel.”

Note, Bing is also now shipping as the default search experience, and map app, for the newly released BlackBerry Playbook. See more on the event at