Bing Maps for Mobile updated: Turn by turn navigation

By Kip Kniskern | In Bing | Posted May 11, 2010 3 comments

Bing Maps for Mobile just released an update for Windows Phones, complete with turn by turn navigation and a new  look for the home page, with popular features like Movies and Traffic given more play:

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A post on the Bing blog describes turn by turn navigation, available for Windows Phones in the US, and powered by expertise from Microsoft’s Tellme team:

Now when getting directions with Bing, you’ll see a new “Navigate” button. By selecting it, Bing will calculate your route, and guide you as you drive. You can select the fastest or shortest route, choose to avoid traffic and/or tolls, get a map or a list of directions, and see arrows and hear alerts to know which way to turn next.

Check out the blog post for a list of Windows Phones, if you have one, you can check your phone for the update or go to m.bing.com

Posted May 11th, 2010 at 7:25 pm
Category: Bing
Tags: Mobile
  • jtmat

    This is excellent!

    I knew google had it but I don’t think they wanted to import it over to WinMob… good move for Microsoft.

    Can’t see a reason to update my standalone gps now… although, generally don’t like devices together, but with WinMob 6.5 and exchange, I can pull addresses directly from exchange (or other places) into bing… much faster than retyping into a gps.

  • Wes Blakely

    I st usd the turn by turn, and I’m VERY impressed! Although I’ve never owned a stand-alone GPS, so I’m kind of easy to impress when it comes to this. Either way, big thumbs up to Microsoft.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551119507 Brent Vermilyea

    Turn-by-turn was the one thing that I would have missed going from Droid to WP7. Now that there’s this, there’s nothing I’ll miss by switching. I can’t wait for Q4!