Windows Phone 7 Mango: Bing Vision OCR Text translation and Outlook tasks shown on video

Here’s a neat little feature that I didn’t have the chance to check out during my Mango hands-on but that Microsoft Germany demoed during their event: Bing Vision Text Translation using optical character recognition (OCR). This feature is similar to the one found in the Android Google Docs application that was released not long ago but this time it is natively integrated into the OS. Hit the break to check it out (it starts at 1:24):

Click here for a full list of Mango features.

and here’s a video where you can see the Outlook tasks support in the calendar (they show up under the To-Do tab):

Thanks for the heads up TiagoSi

  • http://www.twitter.com/wixostrix WixosTrix

    Good stuff.  The ORC will be great for many thing but it will be super helpful for taking notes in OneNote.