Microsoft Launches Mobile Search Solution

Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is going to offer a voice-controlled mobile search engine that will allow users to get search results using their voice.

The service will be available only to the US and the UK for a foreseeable future.

Live Search Mobile is available as a download for both Windows Mobile (Windows Mobile 5, 2003 and SE) and surprisingly for competitor RIM Blackberry 4.0 and above (although the software is in beta and available only in the US).

Microsoft is vying to grab a share of the mobile phone advertising market which currently stands at almost £1.1 bn for 2007.

However, don't expect it to be a fully fledge Google competitor; it seems that Microsoft is pitting it against the likes of Yell.com or phone directories which are more focused resource hubs.

You can view a demo of LSM on your browser through this link.