Live Search Mobile – Shipped

Live Search for Mobile Browse (point your mobile browser http://m.live.com )

If you’ve used this product before, then you’ll definitely notice the improvements. If not, we think it’ll earn a spot on your bookmark list.
 

 A Single Search Box: Tell us what and where, if applicable and you’ll get the most relevant results from Instant Answers, Local, Web, Images to News and Spaces … all perfectly formatted for your mobile phone.

 Image Search: We’ve unleashed our image search capability on the mobile and you don’t even have to ask for it. Click on a result to see a copy of the image optimized for your mobile (when necessary).

 Instant Answers: We’ve reserved some premium real estate for Instant Answers we’ve all come to love. Currently, we offer weather, finance, movie show times and Encarta Instant Answers and there’ll be more to come.

 Local Directory Listings: Get business and residential listings with ratings sorted by relevance.  You can also narrow results by filtering on the most relevant categories!

 Web, News & Spaces: Last, but not least, we automatically search web, news and spaces for relevant results. Should you click on a result within these scopes, we render the destination site for viewing on mobile.

Live Search for Mobile – Client  (navigate your browser to http://wls.live.com to download the latest Windows Mobile client)

If you have a Windows Mobile device (WM2003 and newer), you have got to try out the mobile search client. It’s the fastest, easiest way to view Maps and find Local info right from your mobile phone.  To help you get the info you need when you’re on the go, the client is packed with features such as Local Search, Live Traffic, Maps, and Directions, and it can utilize your GPS device.

 

What’s new in V2?

 Movie Showtimes:  Want to see a movie but don’t know what’s playing?   Get Movie Showtimes near you and be on your way!

 More Local Data:  Want to go out for dinner but not sure which restaurant to pick?  Let your fellow restaurant goers help you out – make a decision based on user ratings.

 Maps:  View Mobile Virtual Earth maps wherever you are.  For improved performance, pop in your storage card to enable the large cache option.

 Directions: Lost?  Get found with better support for GPS integration and improved turn-by-turn navigation.  We’ll even prompt you to auto-reroute if you get lost! 

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2 comments
  1. Anonymous

    I have to agree. Australia here, looked, yawn. Nothing here. US centric again (at least you included UK).

  2. Anonymous

    Um, I really do hate to harp on this point (I know it makes me look like The Lone Disgruntled Mad Person. Sigh), but do you think *anybody* promoting this is going to bother to mention at some point that it’s available for people in US/UK only?

    Please remember you’re talking to a global audience, even if you’re not developing for one.

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