Although we’re talking about two of the biggest rivals in the history of the technological world, nobody can deny the importance the iPad has taken since it was launched. So it’s no surprise to find out that Microsoft plans to launch a new application to use in the Apple tablet.
Unlike the traditional search form that can be used in all Apple products, the application “Bing for iPad” is a native software with a revolutionary search engine that benefits greatly from the new tablet screen.
All known Bing services can be found in this application, including: traditional searches, access to news and charts and a network of local businesses. All searches can be done with text or voice.
Bing for iPad also allows us to keep up with a lot of current issues, such as time, the value of the stock market shares and the most popular searches of the day. It also includes the Homepage Image function, which has become one of the most interesting features from Bing.
The only drawback of this first release is the lack of features for Bing Maps. In this first version we can not find the transit directions or the integration with Facebook and Foursquare that can be enjoyed on the iPhone app.
Lastly, we must say that Bing for iPad is free and only works on the systems iOS 4.2 or higher.