BlackBerry 7 offers a great new feature that allows you to change your default search options in the browser. Those of you on Verizon will know that this comes as a blessing over OS 6, as Verizon and Bing secured a searching agreement. Anyone on Verizon who would use the default searching capabilities in the browser, could only use Bing. Unless, they went directly to a different search provider.

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Bing is still set as the default search provider on the Bold 9930 and you cannot delete it. Follow these steps to make Google your default search engine:

  • Click on the ‘options’ tab in the browser
  • Select ‘Manage Search Engines’
  • Click on ‘New Search Engine’
  • Make name Google
  • Change address to: http://www.google.com/m/search?q=%s

Once you’ve saved the new search engine, hold down on it and a window will pop-up. Here, is the option to ‘set as default’, which you’ll want to select.

Other search engines should work in the same regard, where you’ll put %s in the correct spot of the URL for the search term. If you know how to setup additional search engines, please leave a comment explaining the process.