Bing For Mobile Goes Social With New Maps/List Split View And More

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Bing for Mobile Browse (m.bing.com) team today announced their latest update to their service. The latest updates make it easier to share on Facebook, access news, see local listings and directions in one view, reference past searches and view trending topics.

From Bing blog,

Share on Facebook – Easily share images, local business details, and, applications (only on iOS devices) with your Facebook friends, making it easy  for them to learn, comment and “Like” what you find interesting and you to get their opinion while on the go.

News – Whether you’re looking for the latest entertainment news or sports scores, get the day’s news straight from your Bing for Mobile browse home page with the touch of a button.  For headline news, we added a carousel that lets you to quickly flip through the headlines so you’ll never miss a beat or scroll down to see the top three headlines and images for numerous categories. The categories are the same you have come to expect from Bing News on your PC, including U.S, World, Local (state), Entertainment, Science/Technology, Business Politics, Sports, and Health. This feature is currently in the US only.

Maps/List Split View – Tired of switching between the map and list view for directions? Or want to discover what business listings are relative to each other while you find that perfect place to go tonight?  Now you can get both the map and the list — business listings and directions– in a single view, making it easier to see locations of what you’re searching for. While you interact with the list, the map will always show the business or direction point you are interested in on the map. Maps/List Split View also works for transit and walking directions.

Search History/Trending Topics – Do you always search for a specific restaurant or location? With search history, you can easily reference past searches with the touch of a button. Additionally, Trending Topics highlights the most popular searches based on what’s currently hot on Bing.   This feature is available in the US only.

These updates will work on any HTML5 mobile browsers like iOS, Android,etc,. Bad luck toWindows Phone users, as they should wait for Mango update to access this site. Also Bing for Mobile is launching in UK as well with a redesigned homepage, enhanced local listings, autosuggest, image search, and driving and walking directions (and real-time transit in London).

Bing it..

 

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  • James

    Too bad in Australia we’ll get none of this. Our Bing is still in beta….

    • http://www.facebook.com/kimlo91 Kamal Haidar

      If Microsoft are serious about bing and WP7 they need to do A HELL OF A LOT BETTER at proper globalisation, right now everything is US-centric and as such I’m sticking to google.

  • Agreiner

    Nice in US, but nothing in Germany. Search for Pizza brings in Germany an restaurant in chicago, very near neibourhoud. No MS, no more functions, please give non US the “old” functions too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002137329186 Abtin Rad

    what about WP7???? Are you serious? You provide better Bing experience for your competitor?