On the running theme of mobile, search, social & social shopping convergence, todays announcement from RIM (the makers of Blackberry) to add bing as the default install on all new Blackberry devices (including the Playbook tablet) is big.
A statement on the Bing Community blog spells this out in no uncertain terms…
“These new experiences highlight how the mobile landscape is changing. We’re going to see a convergence of search, commerce, social and location-centric services where Bing will provide the intelligence and the organizing layer in the cloud that connects a user’s intent with action, helping people be more productive.”
Looking forward to the next round in this 3 way scrap: Microsoft v. Google v. Apple
Who’s your money on?
- “Microsoft’s Bing To Be Default BlackBerry And Playbook Search Provider” and related posts (moconews.net)
- BlackBerry Goes Bing; Microsoft and RIM Form Alliance (searchenginewatch.com)
- Microsoft’s Bing on BlackBerry Deal All About Microsoft (microsoft-watch.com)
- Microsoft and RIM Take On Google in Mobile Search (pcworld.com)