Microsoft adds features to Live Search for Windows Mobile

Back in April at CTIA, Microsoft was showing off a few new features on the way for their search application, Live Search for Windows Mobile. They announced this morning that these features would be available to users starting today.

The new features:

  • Map your friends: Grabs addresses from your contact list, puts them on the map, and provides directions.
  • View Virtual Earth collections: Lets you check out maps of locations/events shared by members of the community.
  • Web search: Launch web search directly from the client to find web pages, product price comparisons and reviews, news, images, etc.
  • Weather: Check the current weather, or a 4 day forecast.

Yahoo! Go 3, which provides some of the same functionality as Live Search (though no virtual earth or friend mapping support, as far as I know), recently launched on the Windows Mobile platform. Anybody out there familiar with both and want to share some experiences?