I use Google to search the web, but Bing Search on Windows Phone is surprisingly good. To be more specific, the four options at the bottom of the app are actually fun to use. There’s location, music recognition, product scanner, and voice search. I made this video so you can see how it works before you get the Nokia Lumia 800 or Nokia Lumia 710.
The location feature finds where you are and shows places near you. There’s even an integration with the Foursquare app that will enable you to check in. Places include telephone number, address, and even reviews if applicable.
The music recognition aspect is simple. Play a song, and it will tell you its title and artist. If it recognizes the music, you have the option to buy it from the marketplace.
The product scanner is my favorite feature of Bing Search on Windows Phone. You can scan product barcodes, and it will tell you more info about it on the web and even compare prices. There’s no clicking involved. It starts looking for results the moment it finds a barcode. It also recognizes book covers. Place a book in front of the scanner, and then it will identify it right away.
The last option is voice search. Bing will search what you tell it. It has been accurate most of the time.