Microsoft Bing, icon on a BlackBerry home screen on Verizon Wireless Network.
BlackBerry users on Verizon Wireless, are reporting an icon of Bing search engine has been showing up on the home screens. This move, is angering many Verizon customers, “Hey, Research in Motion, I didn’t want or ask for a Bing application on my phone,” wrote BlackBerry userer Douglas Crets of New York, one of many Verizon customers who’ve been taking to Twitter to air their complaints. “Get rid of the clutter!” However, the “icon on the Verizon BlackBerry home page was apparently added to the device through a routine software update, and is merely a link to install the app. When clicked, it leads to an end user agreement and, if that agreement is accepted, a download page for the Bing application,” says Verizon. Jim Gerace also addresses the issue in a post, explaining how to hide the Bing icon and use other search engines. “Choice is yours,” he writes. “Verizon isn’t blocking or degrading anything; just providing a great option for customers.”