Ben Elliott · May 20, 2010 at 11:10 am

Bing Offers Free Turn by Turn Navigation

In direct competition with the newly released Google Navigation for Android,  Microsoft has updated the pre-existing Bing searching application with an exciting new feature.

The new version 5.1 will allow you to rely on Microsoft’s app for voice guided turn-by-turn satellite navigation, without having to pay anything. Much like with Google Maps, Bing uses the established network of satellite imagery and road mapping that is already accessible on the main website to calculate the fastest way to get to your destination.

Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T are the only carries on which the voice guided navigation currently works, although this may be set to change in the future. To use the navigational functions of the application, you also have to be a resident of the US and have a compatible Windows Mobile phone. A list of suitable phones has been compiled by Microsoft and it can be found here.


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