This morning at RIM’s annual Blackberry World, Microsoft CEO
Steve Ballmer announced on stage a new alliance between Microsoft
and RIM, outlining how the two companies can work together to help
people make better decisions with Bing on BlackBerry devices.
Central to this collaboration, 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.
Well, that changes everything.