Today, we are releasing updates to the Bing for Mobile app to be compatible with devices running BlackBerry OS6.  We have also made performance improvements to BlackBerry OS5 devices and added several new features including image search, Bing homepage hotspots, flight Instant Answers, Safe Search and “What’s Nearby.”  Building on our existing feature set, these updates are based on feedback from the RIM community.

Homepage Hotspots:

If you have a little time to spend and want to explore the day’s image, point around it until you find a hotspot. Hidden in the image, hotspots are intended intrigue and inform you. If you look, you’ll find four of them every day. Each gives you a chance to find out more about the subject of the image.

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Flight Status Instant Answer:

Never miss a flight again.  Simply enter your flight number and Bing for mobile will provide you with the status at a glance.

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Bing Image Search

Find the perfect image while you’re on the go.  Bing Image Search provides you with gorgeously rendered images formatted for easy viewing on your phone.

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“What’s Nearby”

Bing for Mobile has a smart experience for finding local listings like restaurants and attractions using your location to serve up “what’s nearby.”

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If you have one of the following devices, you can download the app from the BlackBerry AppWorld or simply visit m.bing.com from your browser.  

  • BlackBerry® Bold™ 9000
  • BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800
  • BlackBerry® Curve 2 8520/8530
  • BlackBerry® Storm™ 9530
  • BlackBerry® Storm™ 9550 (Storm2)
  • BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630
  • BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 (Essex)

Andy Chu – Director of Product Management