Posts Tagged ‘ bing ’

Apple to replace Google Search by Microsoft’s Bing

We’ve all noticed how the competition between Apple and Google has grown more intens over the past few months. 
Especially with the recent launch of Google’s own smartphone, the Nexus One, it has become very serious.  Now it seems that other web giant Microsoft is considered as the ‘lesser evil’. 

According to the magazine BusinessWeek, Apple is in talks with Microsoft to integrate Bing as the default search engine on the popular iPhone.  At the moment, the smartphone uses Google Search. 

BusinessWeek adds that the negociations are only in an early stage and that it’s even possible that Apple wants to develop its own search engine and only talks to Microsoft to win some time.

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Search engine Bing for mobile

After introducing their new search engine to the world, Microsoft has now also launched a mobile version of Bing, which is available on your smartphone by surfing to m.bing.com.

Bing mobile features:
– Search options to find local resto’s and shops, local weather forecast, local movie times,…
– Interactive maps with turn-by-turn driving directions, current traffic conditions, …
– Mobile dashboard with stocks, traffic, weather, and movies
– Separate version for iPhone

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And indeed, it’s looking good on my colleague’s BlackBerry. Got the forecast for Brussels, which seemed pretty accurate, found a map with driving instructions, and when I do a search it neatly displays the first 2 web results and the first 2 image results.

Strangely, when I test with my Nokia Navigator, I only get the search option, without the other features, and the interface is in French without the option to change the language…  Is the Nokia Navigator not ‘smartphone enough’ for Bing?