RIM, Microsoft Ally in Smartphone Wars

Tuesday May 3rd 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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Despite the fact that the two are direct competitors, RIM will integrate Microsoft's Bing search and mapping features into the BlackBerry operating system.

Cnet: At the BlackBerry World conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made an appearance to announce a new partnership between the RIM and Microsoft. RIM will now integrate Bing search and mapping features into the BlackBerry operating system.

The announcement was somewhat surprising as the two companies are direct competitors in the mobile operating system market.

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