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Beyond the Search Box
Bing on Windows Phone now transcends the search box. No longer limited by text, you can now search with voice, audio and vision.
Bing Local Scout Goes Hyper Local
Bing Local Scout provides local search results and recommends nearby restaurants, shopping and other activities in an easy to use guide powered by Bing. Whether you’re looking for the best brunch or live music in your area, it's all a tap away. Simply pick a result and you’ll see everything you need to know —where it's located, how to get there, who to call, when it's open, the website, and even ratings and reviews.
The results are arranged by:
Ever wonder which app does what – Bing has you covered. Bing search results now return Windows Phone Marketplace apps that are relevant to what you’re searching for. So the next time you search for movie times, Bing will show you the best movie apps.
For an in depth look at how this works, check out Ben and Stefan’s video covering Bing on Windows Phone 7.5:
- Ted Roduner, Bing
bing search for "cover art for books, CD’s, DVD’s and video games" dont work in the UK.
Any idea if it'll ever work? It was a selling point for me, a bit disappointed it doesnt work.
Nice and neat. Now what about spreading it to something more than a couple countries? Ya know... Hint hint.
Nice... but when will **all** features available to other countries than US...
When all this wonderful things on my ITALIAN WP7?
We know you are hungry for innovative services, and we are always working on expanding our platform. In some cases, because of regional availability of services or even local laws and regulations, not all features are available in all areas. That said, Windows Phone “Mango” includes hundreds of new features to deliver smarter and easier communications apps and Internet.
I was excited for Bing Music to work and get Shazam off my phone, but it hardly recognizes songs, let alone gets them correct. I can play a song off my phone and start Shazam, and it finds it very quickly, and Bing Music will say it couldnt figure out what it is. Kind of useless.
I just installed update 7.5 on my Samsung Focus; found some issues with Internet Explorer.
1. The control menu sometimes goes blank when there's a login window (try going to an article at www.nytimes.com)
2. Can't find an F11 (use whole screen option) in landscape mode. The control bar eats a big chunk of real estate in landscape mode; I'd rather be able to see the whole screen while scrolling down.
3. I was hoping for a a "page down" button equivalent motion. Is there one?
4. Tabs button with window count below ... on the control menu would be useful. 3 clicks is 1 too many to change panes.
When will we in Sweden have all the functionality? Right now we can't do much with Bing.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, all nice and fancy and functional...but how well will it run in European countries (or other countries for that matter), taken into account the different languages and current language pack support. Uptill now it has always been from the London or US perspective. But is the experience just as good as e.g. the Dutch???
Pretty disappointed that many features are not available in my country. I am not living in a 3rd world country! There is no excuse, sorry.
I find it strange that some local laws and regulations always make sure I can't see the newest features and functionalities. I didn't know Belgium was such a country. It seems like the USA is the only good country to live in ;)
Now if only you could bring the actual Bing search to more countries. Austria still uses Live Search and it's more than terrible. I'll never search with Bing if this continues. Live Search doesn't even find stuff when I know what I search for.
exciting features, but unfortunately not all available in Singapore. Hope this will be addressed the soonest.
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