Bing for Mobile Gets New Features

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Bing has launched some new mobile features, including Facebook sharing, news, maps/list split view, search history, and trending topics.

Users can now share images, local business details and apps (that one's just for iOS) with Facebook friends on the go. The news feature lets you get news from Bing for Mobile's browse home page. "For headline news, we added a carousel that lets you to quickly flip through the headlines so you’ll never miss a beat or scroll down to see the top three headlines and images for numerous categories," Bing says. "The categories are the same you have come to expect from Bing News on your PC, including U.S, World, Local (state), Entertainment, Science/Technology, Business Politics, Sports, and Health. This feature is currently in the US only."

Bing Mobile sharing features

Bing Mobile News Features

The maps/list split view lets you view both the map and business listings/directions in a single view. As you interact with the list, the map will show the business or direction point you're working with.

Maps List Split view

The search history is self-explanatory, as are trending topics, which are only available in the U.S.

The updates are available on devices that support HTML5 capable browser (iPhone, Android, RIM), and non-touch RIM devices supporting RIM OS 6.0 and higher get a new experience with non-touch gestures that correspond to the touch gestures.

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