Windows Live Search for Mobile Goes Final, Still Great

Remember that Windows Live Search for Windows Mobile and Java phones we took a look at a while back? Well, it's gone final. We loved the beta for its local business search, maps, directions, and overall great usability, and this final version builds on that with some bugfixed and new features.

The team tells us that for the WinMo version, they've added contact list integration (get directions to people in your contacts), saving search results, send SMS search results to a friend, and general UI and usability improvements. On the Java side they've added support for phones like Nokia's E-Series, and support for the UK as well.

The app still feels nice and fast on our Cingular 8525, and is definitely something we'd use on a daily basis—if we ever went outdoors.

Windows Live Search Download [Live (Visit on a phone)]