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Bing for BlackBerry updated adding many new features

By ObiGeorge on 20 Jan 2011 04:50 pm EST
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Bing for BlackBerry

Today, Microsoft released an update to Bing for BlackBerry. It is now compatible with BlackBerry 6 (the Torch at least) and they have also made performance improvements for OS5 devices. Bing for BlackBerry's new features include:

  • Homepage Hotspots- If you have a little time to spend and want to explore the day’s image, point around it until you find a hotspot. Hidden in the image, hotspots are intended intrigue and inform you. If you look, you’ll find four of them every day. Each gives you a chance to find out more about the subject of the image. 
  • Flight Status Instant Answer- Enter your flight number and Bing will provide you with the status of your flight.
  • Bing Image Search- Search for images on the go.
  • What's Nearby- Bing for BlackBerry has a smart experience for finding local listings like restaurants, and attractions using your location.

Bing for BlackBerry is free. Unfortunately it is only available for the 9000, 9800, 8520, 8530, 9530, 9550, 9630, and 9650. Hopefully they will update again soon to include the rest of the BlackBerry devices out there, especially the ever popular 97xx series.

Download Bing for BlackBerry

Source:  Bing

30 comments

kanexperience

So since Bing and Verizon are in bed, they can release OS6 for the 9650 now?

boman06210

Patience, young padawan, in time os 6 will be released.

JosephN

on the website for the torch it dosnt have an option to download for this model any help please I'm trying to stop useing google.

pjmacklin

it seems the neither the torch or os6 are supported by bing, oh well!

thornburg24

I was curious if it was myself, It says right there in the Blog Post that it is available for the 9800 which is the Torch and only runs OS 6, but I am unable to get a download either.

phantommadman

Same here no torch love.

jwmax

It doesn't work. Argh!

They must have released it into space, but not the internet!

kakoarellano

yupyup.. i tried the link posted... all i get is the bing mobile website... no love for torch...

webmn

Looks like its release is in the US only.

m.bing.com/download

cam1pbell

You can get a new version from blackberry app world.

toddw#WN

I really like the instant flight status, that's a nice touch.

KTJPSY

I couldn't find the update or the new version in app world. Not under Free, not under new updates, not even searching for "Bing." Where's the update??

pjmacklin

the free bing app is at app world under productivity, search. the release date on the app world is 16 jan 2011 and it does appear to be the release in question. i was able to download it, no issues, and it does appear to be working.

my only criticism, so far, i'm not too fond of bing maps. the push pin feature is intriguing but i still like google maps better.

DawgMan

I've tried to download on my Torch by using m.bing.com/download and get a "Server Error, 403 - Fobidden: Access id denied".

757EliasHZ

No-go on Style too. Not too heartbroken though; it's just Bing; not like Google doesn't work. :p

TurboTiger

I can't even open my existing Bing app on my Storm2 9550 .1015.
It's says it can configure and I need to reboot.
Still no after reboot.

TurboTiger

Tks for the link cam1pbell.

The link worked but now i get the following msg:
"There was a problem during installation. Please try again."
Keep getting the same msg.

TIA

cam1pbell

No problem . My device is a 9650 and im running os6 hybrid. not sure if this helps but good luck.

TurboTiger

Mine is a Storm2 9550 .1015

tfp

tried the above posted link and the message received is "not available on your device or for this carrier" guess no canadian torch love or at least rogers torch love :(

storm_fan2009

for what it's worth, i've got a Torch 9800 on ATT (using 6.0.337), and went to appworld, downloaded, and it installed with no problem, and is working just fine. It seems to be a really good smooth working app. I too prefer google maps, but sure like some of the other features of this Bing homepage.

n8ivegurl

Found it in app world. I just entered it in search. I'll post again after I play with it for a bit!

yybenedb

Direct download and via BB Appworld both are blocked from Rogers, perhaps all of Canada or any non-US carrier. The support email address posted on app world (rimlive@microsoft.com) naturally generates an unknown user Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender error.

mikelcal

I don't wish to share more of my data with google, so I was kinda looking forward to this app since yahoo's bb app flopped. Thing is, I'm on a torch in the US with att and still get the "forbidden" link. What gives? SMH Micro$oft....SMH

Connor83

Ok so I read no love for the 9700. Mine updated just fine.

TurboTiger

FYI: I had to delete existing Bing app on my VZ Storm2 (9550) .1015 before it allowed my to download the most current version.

Good Luck

JazzL5

This morning I clicked on the Bing icon and it finally configured itself (version 1). Yesterday it would not configure at all. After configuring, it said a new version was available to download (version 1.5.3891.32805) for my Storm 9550. So once I downloaded and configured the new version, I was all set. BTW, a search on BB App World came up empty.

gordongr

I have downloaded it 5 times now on my Sprint 9650 & keep getting (error starting bing:error loading module 'bing' Verify error. Am I doing something wrong? this is happening no matter what I try, reboot after delete, reboot after install. I am running OS6