Microsoft has updated its mobile Bing web site with a number of new features. But like the last major update to, 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.

via jkOnTheRun

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...