Bing Maps with Turn By Turn Navigation introduced on Windows Phones today

The latest version of the Bing Maps applications for Windows Phones now includes Turn-By-Turn navigation with voice guidance and a couple new tweaks and UI changes. As you will see in the short video (uploading it right now to YouTube) the navigation feature isn’t working on my HTC HD2 (this can be caused by the fact that I’m located in Europe or the services isn’t fully up and running yet) UPDATE: The Bing Maps Navigation Team is trying to figure out the problem. You will also notice that the home screen is now nearly identical to the Bing application on the iPhone. Hopefully the navigation feature will be implemented in Windows Phone 7 this Fal and work outside of the US.

To update you application just go hit Menu>Help>About

UPDATE: Here’s the official announcement:

The second feature is turn-by-turn navigation for Windows 6.x phones, powered by Bing Maps. We took advantage of the Microsoft Tellme team’s expertise in voice applications to deliver an amazingly lifelike voice experience for the turn-by-turn navigation. If you have a Windows phones on Sprint, T-Mobile, or AT&T you can use the voice guided navigation.[...] If you have one of these and are in the U.S..

Source: Microsoft via Pocketnow

  • pmarini

    Unfortunately, turn-by-turn navigation is deactivated if you’re not in US.

    “All or part of your route is not in the United States. We are sorry, but navigation is not available outside the United States.”
    http://i40.tinypic.com/257nkuu.jpg

  • pmarini

    Unfortunately, turn-by-turn navigation is deactivated if you’re not in US.

    “All or part of your route is not in the United States. We are sorry, but navigation is not available outside the United States.”
    http://i40.tinypic.com/257nkuu.jpg

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    The problem on my side is tht the app crashes when I try the navigation features.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    The problem on my side is tht the app crashes when I try the navigation features.

  • nemeh

    Navigation crashes on my Windows Mobile 6.5 on Sprint HTC Touch Pro 2 (TP2).

  • nemeh

    Navigation crashes on my Windows Mobile 6.5 on Sprint HTC Touch Pro 2 (TP2).

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    Thanks for the comment. It’s good to know that this problem is affecting other people than me. Let’shope MS fixes it (haven’t heard back from them yet)

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    Thanks for the comment. It’s good to know that this problem is affecting other people than me. Let’shope MS fixes it (haven’t heard back from them yet)

  • Mike

    Bing Navigation constantly crashes on my HTC Touch Pro 2. The feature is worthless.

  • Mike

    Bing Navigation constantly crashes on my HTC Touch Pro 2. The feature is worthless.

  • http://www.gpscardvd.com cardvdgps

    Hi I have similar problem.

  • Cosmopug

    so does the sprint nav on my touch pro 2…both are worthless