Bing Mobile Now Provides Shopping Mall Maps

Microsoft’s Bing (shopping) Mall Maps have made their way from the desktop to smartphones with HTML5 capable web browsers. This means that Android phones, iPhone, iPad and some BlackBerry phones work with this new feature. Ironically, Microsoft’s own Windows Phone 7 does not have an HTML5 browser and does not work with this feature.

Mall Maps and Map Search come to Bing for Mobile (Bing Community)

Unfortunately, the instruction in Microsoft’s blog is incorrect. Do NOT point your web browser at m.bing.com to try this feature. You should, instead, point your mobile browser at maps.bing.com to search for one of the 400 shopping malls that have been mapped. None of the shopping malls in my area are mapped. And, one of the larger malls near Microsoft itself (Bellevue Square) is not mapped either. So, unless you are fortunate enough to live near one of the 400 malls, search for “pacific place seattle” (the site mentioned in Microsoft’s blog) to test the feature out.

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