Cloud Computing: Tour Microsoft Bing on Windows Phone 7, Safari
Tour Microsoft Bing on Windows Phone 7, Safari
by Clint Boulton
Check out how the Bing homepage on Windows Phone 7 mirrors the desktop version of Bing.
Makers of Android phones like to tout how the weather widgets look. Bing isn't too shabby on Windows Phone 7.
This tool, borrowing from Bing Travel, lets users check flight status.
Here's what Bing Maps looks like on Windows Phone 7.
Check out listings for restaurants and other local businesses.
See restaurants and other local business reviews. The feature set is clearly geared to compete with Apple's iPhone and Android smartphones.
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.
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.
Users can also highlight a flight number from Bing Highlights to see up-to-date travel info.