Microsoft announced today that the BlackBerry version of Bing for Mobile has been updated, and, in addition to general performance enhancements, several new features including image search, Bing homepage hotspots, flight Instant Answers, Safe Search and “What’s Nearby” have been added to the application.

  • Homepage Hotspots — If you have a little time to spend and want to explore the day’s image, point around it until you find a hotspot. Hidden in the image, hotspots are intended intrigue and inform you. If you look, you’ll find four of them every day. Each gives you a chance to find out more about the subject of the image.
  • Flight Status Instant Answer — Never miss a flight again.  Simply enter your flight number and Bing for mobile will provide you with the status at a glance.
  • Bing Image Search — Find the perfect image while you’re on the go.  Bing Image Search provides you with gorgeously rendered images formatted for easy viewing on your phone.
  • What’s Nearby –Bing for Mobile has a smart experience for finding local listings like restaurants and attractions using your location to serve up “what’s nearby.”

Bing for Mobile is a free BlackBerry application and you can download it by visiting from your mobile browser…