It seems that version 2 of Windows Live Mobile Search has just been released. If you tried version 1 previously, it gave you the ability to find locations and view standard as well as aerial map views on your device. It is also possible to search for addresses, restaurants, and cinemas.
According to Jason Langridge's blog, version 2 adds a host of new features:
- 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!
A BlackBerry Beta is available, as well. Did I mention that all the above goodies are for folks living in the U.S. or U.K. only? If you are still interested, hop on over to the Live Search client download page.
Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.