Bing just got an upgrade. The latest version I had (which was recent) was 5.0.11249.0 and the new version is 5.1.2010.3290. Those numbers sound like a big upgrade, so what’s changed? No freaking clue. I don’t know where the change log for this thing is, so it’s a mystery to me:) All I know is that when I typed in ‘weather’ last night I had to add my zipcode and that pissed me off. I just tried it now and it worked without a zipcode and it was not getting my location from GPS. I also know that I get a warning that my phone isn’t supported and pinch to zoom doesn’t work on an HD2. Anyway, if you want the latest Bing go to m.bing.com/download on your phone using PIE. If you find something good share with the community. oh and for some reason they list all the carriers except VZ…mystery?

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  2. Need to do an article on how the new versions of Bing for WM sucks. It used to be one of my favorite apps but now with all the changes its not worth using.

    Features that no longer work:

    Directions. I used to be able to open Bing click get directions. Tell it to use my current location as starting point and then i could click anyone of my contacts that had an address in the their record as the end location and it would route me. Simple as that.

    Movies. Used to be able open the app click movies and based of my current location (which it figured out as soon as i opend the app) i could choose a movie and then pick the local theatre and get showtimes as well as directions to that theatre based off my current location. This was simple.

    this app has gotten way complicated, much slower, and now requires me to use multiple other apps i used to be able to do with one app.

    By the way the iphone version of Bing still allows you to choose a contact for you ending location for directions. Come’on MS what are you doing to us???

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