First Look video: Windows Live Search

An updated Windows Live Search app for Windows Mobile phones is starting to catch up to the competition.

Microsoft has been lagging in rolling out map-and-search software that matches the robustness of Google Maps and Vlingo, but with Windows Live Search 4.0 for Windows Mobile phones, the mobile search app is starting to exert itself.

We generally like what we see, including the new GPS workaround to locate you on a map, and some fancier tricks with the search field. There's also a new view mode for looking at landmarks. Preview them all in this First Look video.

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.