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Bing comes to mobile phones

Microsoft has unveiled its search engine Bing is now available to multiple mobile phone and device platforms, from accessing

Bing provides a smart search tool set, which is now accessible across multiple mobile platforms, from maps and directions, to localised information and even image searching – which have all recently been seen on Windows Phone 7 handsets.

The mobile version also offers up features that are popular with the desktop Bing variation, where the inspiring daily image and hotspots are present on’s homepage.

Maps and directions have been improved with the addition of new map views, which allows users to see a list of places or directions on that corresponding map and from a single view where the map seamlessly updates as it is scrolled through.

The new Bing London Journey Planner is also available on mobiles, providing point to point, visual planning for journeys by tube, bus and walking within Greater London.

Bing for mobile now integrates sharing features, so that users can easily share images and local bars, restaurant details and more with friends by clicking on the ‘Share on Facebook’ option – where they don’t have to save pages or send them later.

These new features of are available for mobile device web browsers that support HTML5, which include BlackBerry, Android and the iPhone.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.