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Bing Mobile


m.bing.com

     
Language English



Launched June 1, 2009
Closed No



Developer Microsoft



Country of Origin US America



Owner
2009 - [...] Microsoft



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
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Strategy
SeEn for Mobile Devices



Used SeEn Bing



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



»Bing for mobile (formerly Live Search Mobile) is a search tool for handheld mobile devices from Microsoft as part of their Bing search engine. It is designed for mobile device displays. Bing Mobile is built into Windows Mobile and Windows Phone as proprietary software and can be downloaded for other platforms. [...] Mobile browsing allows users to access Bing on their mobile devices through WAP or GPRS connection. The interface is optimized for viewing on mobile handsets. [...] The Bing for mobile browser is available in 31 markets worldwide. [...] The Mobile Application is available as a Java ME application for non-Windows phones, as a richer .NET Framework application for Windows Phones, and as an application for BlackBerry OS, Android, iOS, and Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW). It provides local listings, maps (road and aerial satellite), driving directions, and traffic conditions. Other features include: Predictive text input / Browse and search through business categories / Image search and image exploration / Speech recognition search input / Search results include a phone number and address; users may click to call for an immediate connection / Send search results to others using SMS [...] The Bing app is available in the U.S. on a variety of Windows phones, Android platform devices, all BlackBerry devices, several BREW devices, iPhone and iPod Touch, and Sidekick devices.« Source



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»Bing 411: In the United States, Microsoft operated a toll-free number (1-800-BING-411 or 1-800-CALL-411) for directory assistance called Bing 411. This service was identical, except for the opening message, with the voice search service powered by Tellme on 1-800-555-TELL. Users were able to find local shops and restaurants and obtain driving directions, traffic reports, sports scores, stock quotes, news, and weather reports through this service. Service on 1-800-BING-411 and 1-800-555-TELL was discontinued on July 1, 2012. The 1-800-CALL-411 number was discontinued a few months later. As a replacement for Bing 411, Tellme Networks, offering similar services, has set up a non-toll-free number at 408-752-8052.« Source



References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bing_Mobile
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

Bing for Mobile Web URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20130804173913/http://onmobile.msn.com/en/Products/MobileWeb/BingMobileWeb




Created: 2015-03-03