Verizon And Microsoft - Now Joined At The Hip?
With the holidays now behind us, there are several BlackBerry items which may have been overlooked. First and foremost in my mind is the new addition to our Storm search engine! And by addition, I mean "remove Google, and our choice, and put Bing in its place!".
Initially, Bing was pushed to our devices as a shortcut to install the actual application. One side-note? You can't remove it. Now, the Verizon has gone a step further. Bing is now our default search engine in our browser as well. Bye Bye Google!
Personally, I don't care for either one. But the fact that I have no choice in the matter bothers me. It bothers me because I don't use an Android device. I don't use a Windows Mobile device. I use a BlackBerry. A device that, up until now, left me countless choices in what applications and settings I preferred on my device.
On the 23rd of December, Verizon Wireless issued a blog post stating "Verizon Wireless is passionate about ensuring consumer choice in the wireless sector". The articles continues with more ways to use Google, such as using the provider's web page, bookmarks, etc. I'm glad they clarified how I was able to use my browser. I was confused if I still had that
choice or not.