Microsoft’s Bing will now become the default search engine on BlackBerry mobile devices. It was announced by the chief executive officer of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, during the ongoing BlackBerry 2011 conference in Florida, USA.
The inclusion of Bing in BlackBerry devices is a huge gain for Microsoft, which is a distant second to Google in terms of search engine traffic.
Bing is already the default search provider in Windows Phone 7 phones.
There was speculation that Apple and Microsoft were in talks to make Bing the default search provider on its phones, but the deal ostensibly didn’t get through.
Bing is already present in the market in the form of search apps, for Android, iPhone, and and for iPad as well.