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Bing Translator released for Windows Phone 8

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Bing Translator released for Windows Phone 8
In case you just bought one of them Windows Phone 8 smartphones, here's an app you should install on your device, especially if you aren't an expert on foreign languages. Bing Translator, which was available on WP7, is now compatible with the platform's latest version, so users in need of a personal interpreter can take advantage of its features.

And speaking of features, there's more than a few things that one can do with Bing Translator. First and foremost, it uses voice recognition algorithms to convert your speech to text and then translates it to a language of your choice (out of the ones the app supports, of course). The interpretation can then be "pronounced" by the application with the accent typical for the desired language.

Bing Translator for Windows Phone
Bing Translator for Windows Phone

Bing Translator for Windows Phone

Also, Bing Translator can scan text, which then gets translated and rendered in augmented reality style. The smartphone's camera is being used to provide the app with vision. Best of all, Bing Translator comes free of charge. 

There's even more that Bing Translator is capable of, but why don't you just get it and try its features for yourself? A download link has been provided below for your convenience.

source: Bing via MobileBurn

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posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:38

1. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

If only it always worked like they make it look in the pictures, still looks good and my second choice after google.translate ;)

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:38

2. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I wonder if bing translator knows that bing means disease.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:39

3. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Glad this is on WP8. I use it somewhat frequently on my Lumia 900, especially when translating something for friends who don't natively speak English

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 10:18

4. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

score baby

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 10:40

5. kirholstov (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Good, but still there aren't a lot of good apps. The best apps are on iOS.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 13:42 1

6. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

i love the augmented reality part... i wonder if it has offline capabilities...? that would be awesome in places like cuba where internet is expensive and wifi is like an oasis in the desert

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:23

7. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

On my Lumia 900 it requires an internet connection for all translations, since it uses Bing as a search tool for the input. I am guessing the WP8 would be the same.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:37

8. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

Finally! I was surprised when I was downloading my apps on my HTC 8X and couldn't find this... I had to find a third party Google powered app for my Spanish homework...

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