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Microsoft Announce Bing Maps: Part of Windows Phone 7

With Windows Phone 7’s launch scheduled for next month Microsoft is doing everything they can to build the hype, recently they officially announced Bing Maps, which sounds like a direct competitor to Google Maps.

Bing Maps will be the default map control for developers to use when developing apps with the Windows Phone 7 SDK, this map control is free to use for all consumer-facing mobile applications.

If you are particularly interested in Bing Maps you should check the new homepage and the Bing Maps Blog.

Bing Maps should allow app developers to easily incorporate mapping capabilities into their applications, without this easy integration I very much doubt that mapping-centric applications for Windows Phone 7 would rival similar apps available at the App Store / Android Market.

Are you a developer? If so, will you be using Bing Maps in your apps?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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