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Bing’s New Mobile Voice Search Available On New Samsung Phone
The Bing Search Blog has announced a new mobile voice search capability that competes with, and even one-ups the more well known mobile voice search tools from Google.
The Bing voice search tool has three capabilities:
- search Bing by speaking a query
- dial a contact’s phone by speaking the number
- compose a text message by speaking it
As eWeek’s Google Watch points out, that last feature — the ability to speak a text message — is something that Google voice search doesn’t offer natively. (There are some Android apps that make it possible, however.)
These three features were announced and demoed earlier this year, and today are finally available on the new Samsung Intrepid phone from Sprint Wireless.
You can watch a short demo video of Bing’s new mobile voice search app below. The text messaging tool is pretty cool.