Friday, October 21, 2011

WP7 Mango–New features (part 1)

Some of the new features that I am discovering today…..

WP7 now has vision search:

  1. Take a picture of the front cover of a book – and the phone recognizes the book and returns search results
  2. Take a picture of the bar-code – and the phone searches the bar-code for results on the Internet
  3. Take a picture of text within the book and:
    1. The phone performs OCR and you can select text from the page and then perform search
    2. The phone can translate the text to whole bunch of languages.

Another feature that I have been waiting for WP7 to get is the ability to add hidden networks.

Just go to the phone settings app and check under Wifi. Under the advanced options, you can now click the plus (+) button, to add hidden networks.

Search using Bing Voice:

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