Windows Phone 7 to get turn-by-turn directions

By on May 9, 2011
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Along with Bing Audio, Vision and SMS Dictation.

During an official Windows Phone podcast, the team behind the platform detailed new features that will be part of the upcoming Mango update for Windows Phone 7.

Four features were announced, namely Bing Audio, a Shazam-like app that will be tied in with Zune Marketplace; Bing Vision, is a fully-featured image scanner that can detect barcodes and perform OCR on CDs, DVDs, Books, etc; SMS Dictation, will use Microsoft’s TellMe Service to provide voice-t0-text services; and Turn-by-turn navigation, which should provide voice guidance for directions when using Bing Maps.

There is no date on when the Mango update is scheduled to release, but it is rumored to be out in September.


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