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New Bing application launched for iOS and Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry versions coming soon

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New Bing application launched for iOS and Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry versions coming soon
The Android and iOS versions of Bing for Mobile have been treated to a major update this week, which is supposed to mark a new step in the evolution of Microsoft's search solution. Built by using HTML5 rather than Silverlight, the new mobile apps are meant to provide a fast and consistent search experience no matter whether you are using the dedicated application or Bing's web interface.

So, what's new in Bing for Mobile? Well, first of all, searching for businesses and directions has been made easier as you now conveniently get a map alongside your search. Besides, you now have the option to search for nearby shopping deals, which is good news if shopping is more or less a hobby of yours. Other improvements include the iPhone version's ability to search for videos, and the Android app's feature to provide real-time transit information and news.

It has also been mentioned that a Bing for Mobile application will be coming soon to Windows Phone 7 devices and to BlackBerry smartphones. Exact launch dates were not given, yet the Bing team promises to share more details in a timely manner.

source: Bing via Engadget

<a href='http://video.msn.com?vid=a30c467f-097f-412a-a1d4-5d91f50213b7&mkt=en-us&from=bingblogplayer_en-us_bing&src=FLPl:embed::uuids' target='_new' title='Bing for Mobile Goes HTML5' >Video: Bing for Mobile Goes HTML5</a>

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posted on 04 Nov 2011, 07:31 1

1. pandamaja (Posts: 16; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I foresee only a 3% installation base

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 07:35

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


how the F is this different or better from Google?

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 07:37

3. bellefan (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


What about symbian...??

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 11:49

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


I think Bing is a better search engine than Google.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 21:03 1

5. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


you probably use ask jeeves still

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 12:39

6. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Why weren't these features added in mango? And why doesn't Microsoft do a beta update to add them? This is like google releasing better updates for ios before android.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 13:07

7. andro. (Posts: 1953; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Bing is the most frustrating and useless search engine out there and i really hope apple drops google for its default ios search engine as it will further cripple the ios as an internet tool

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