5 Must-Add Custom Search Engines for BlackBerry 7

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One of the great things about the new web browser in BlackBerry 7 is the ability to add custom search engines. The problem is that it can be a little frustrating defining the URL needed to make those custom search engines work. We’ve put together a list of 5 URLs that you should definitely have on your custom search engine list.

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Here are 5 search engines that you can use and the URL you need to enter in the Address field. Remember, go to Browser > Options > Manage Search Engines to do this.

1. Google (find anything)

http://www.google.com/m/search?q=%s

2. Amazon (great product search)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_box_?k=%s

3. Yahoo! (decent news search)

http:.//m.yahoo.com/w/search?q=%s

4. Pretzil (find apps)

http://pretzil.com/search/index/?query=%s

5. eBay (currently no eBay app for BlackBerry 7)

http://shop.mobileweb.ebay.com/searchresults?cmd=SKW&kw=%s

NOTE: If you’re looking to add other search engines, follow these steps:

1. Hit the site on your device.
2. Perform a search for a keyword (eg. “blackberry”)
3. Copy and paste the URL into the Address field in the options
4. Replace the keyword with %s

  • Markoni

    I added Google and Bing, but problem is, when I search something directly from my phone, I get only one offer. Eather to Search Bing or Google. I don’t get two icons (one for bing, other for google), just one. And that’s one I’ve used last. Is there a way to have all my custom search engines viewable?