Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) are working together to integrate rich Live Search capabilities into the BlackBerry Browser and BlackBerry Maps.
BlackBerry smartphone users will be able to use Microsoft Live Search as their search engine of choice within the BlackBerry Browser as well as access Live Search on Mobile.BlackBerry.com.
Live Search will leverage the wireless data optimisation capabilities of the BlackBerry solution to deliver results quickly while users are on the go. BlackBerry Smartphone customers will also be able to use Live Search to perform contextual, location-sensitive searches or look for nearby points of interest from inside BlackBerry Maps.
"As the BlackBerry platform continues to evolve and broaden its appeal to mobile users, RIM looks to answer our customers' needs with a broad range of high-value solutions optimized for use with BlackBerry smartphones," says Mark Guibert, vice-president: Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "Offering Live Search on BlackBerry smartphones extends choice for our customers and allows users to conveniently and quickly search the Internet when they are mobile."
Live Search on BlackBerry smartphones will allow BlackBerry smartphone users to search the Web's information-whether they're looking for the latest weather forecasts, images, stock quotes, restaurants, news headlines, or web sites.