Microsoft has updated its mobile Bing web site with a number of new features. But like the last major update to m.bing.com, all of these new features require a browser with HTML5 support, which currently rules out the browser on Windows Phone 7 devices.
So what’s new at Bing for iPhone and Android users?
- Real-time transit directions
- Faster image search
- Movie listings are organized by showtime and nearest theater
- Revamped shopping interface
- Weather autosuggest
- iPhone app search
The new transit directions feature is nice… but a few times when I made a mistake I noticed that when I hit the back button I had to re-enter the complete address over again from scratch. For the most part, the mobile Bing web site is starting to feel more and more like an app and less like a web site since you can perform a number of functions without waiting for a web page to reload. It’s a shame Microsoft Windows Phone 7 users can’t access the latest features in Microsoft’s mobile search engine yet.