Cloud Computing: Tour Microsoft Bing on Windows Phone 7, Safari

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2010-08-24
 
 
 

Tour Microsoft Bing on Windows Phone 7, Safari

by Clint Boulton

Tour Microsoft Bing on Windows Phone 7, Safari

Bing Homepage

Check out how the Bing homepage on Windows Phone 7 mirrors the desktop version of Bing.

Bing Homepage

Weather Forecasts

Makers of Android phones like to tout how the weather widgets look. Bing isn't too shabby on Windows Phone 7.

Weather Forecasts

Check Flights

This tool, borrowing from Bing Travel, lets users check flight status.

Check Flights

Getting Around

Here's what Bing Maps looks like on Windows Phone 7.

Getting Around

Local Color

Check out listings for restaurants and other local businesses.

Local Color

Business Reviews

See restaurants and other local business reviews. The feature set is clearly geared to compete with Apple's iPhone and Android smartphones.

Business Reviews

Bing Highlights

The Bing Highlights extension for Apple's Safari browser recognizes "interesting information (or 'entities' in information science-speak) and offers you some smart choices," Microsoft said. For example, highlighting a U.S. formatted address reveals a Bing Map pop-out. Users can then interact with the map and get driving directions.

Bing Highlights

Translations

A cool treat for those searching in languages other than those they speak: translations by highlighting text in a foreign language, which is also offered as text to speech.

Translations

Flight Information

Users can also highlight a flight number from Bing Highlights to see up-to-date travel info.

Flight Information

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