Bing Translator for Windows Phone 8

By Kip Kniskern | Posted November 26, 2012 2 comments

bing translatorLast April, Bing updated the Bing Translator for Windows Phone app, including a number of new features like the ability to use the camera to get a translation of printed text (like a menu or a street sign), offline translations, and translations via speech or keyboard input.  Now the app has been updated for Windows Phone 8, and to version 2.5.

We had a bit of trouble getting to the app via the Windows Phone Store web interface (not sure if that was a problem with the Store or just that the app is still new), and searching for “Bing Translator” didn’t get us there either, but if all else fails, you can bring up this blog post on your Windows Phone 8 device and get the app from here.

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 7:54 pm
Category: Mobile
Tags: Bing Translator
  • adriannethercott

    This is a great app. It served me well on my trip to China. They understood everything I typed. I couldn’t get the voice recognition to work though, probably because of my Australian accent, and the app doesn’t support voice recognition in Chinese, so they could only talk back to me in English.

    I have a Nokia Lumia 800 with Windows Phone 7.5. I just used the link at the end of the article, but v2.2 is still appearing. Is v2.5 Windows Phone 8 only or do I need to be more patient?

  • adriannethercott

    This is a great app. It served me well on my trip to China. They understood everything I typed. I couldn’t get the voice recognition to work though, probably because of my Australian accent, and the app doesn’t support voice recognition in Chinese, so they could only talk back to me in English.

    I have a Nokia Lumia 800 with Windows Phone 7.5. I just used the link at the end of the article, but v2.2 is still appearing. Is v2.5 Windows Phone 8 only or do I need to be more patient?