Turn-by-turn navigation directions now offered on Bing for Windows Mobile
In a move to keep up with the competition, Windows Mobile users are just now getting their own dose of voice activated turn-by-turn directions. As we continue to see Nokia with Ovi Maps and Google with their Google Maps Navigation offer free turn-by-turn driving navigation, version 5.1 of Bing for Windows Mobile offers a similar experience, but there is still a noticeable room of improvement needed in getting it into the same league as the other two. The handy “Navigate” button on Bing will now enable you to receive voice activated directions which will continuously calculate your route and guide you while driving to your destination. Users will be able to fine tune their experience by selecting fastest or shortest route, the ability to avoid traffic or tolls, view the map or list of directions, and see arrows to let you know where to navigate. Despite its early dip into the new venture, you're only presented with a 2D map while navigating as opposed to an easier birds eye view that most drivers are comfortable to see on standalone GPS devices. However, it's a decent start as there will undoubtedly be more updates down the road to expand the overall experience.