This article was published on May 11, 2010

Bing App For Windows Phones 6.x Updated


Bing App For Windows Phones 6.x Updated
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While the focus has shifted to Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has updated their Bing app for the 6.x series of Windows Phones.

The first screen of the app now looks a lot like the iPhone Bing app. It fetches the Bing background and quick access to search categories. Voice commands have been added as well. Screenshot:

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The second major update in the app is the introduction of turn-by-turn navigation using Bing Maps. The service is provided only in the US on Sprint, T-Mobile, or AT&T.

The application is available on the  Windows Phone Marketplace. It is compatible with the following devices:

  • HTC Fuze
  • HTC Pure
  • HTC HD2
  • HTC Tilt 2
  • HTC Touch Diamond 2
  • HTC Touch HD
  • HTC Touch Pro
  • HTC Touch Pro 2
  • Motorola Q9c
  • Samsung Jack
  • Samsung Omnia II
  • Samsung Propel
  • T-Mobile Dash 3G

via ZDNet