Well, we admit it is a little unexpected but Google has indeed launched a Search tool for Windows Phone 7. They say it's available now in the store, though we don't see it. Just give it a few hours. Busy day, ya know.
Searches are done from the various category tiles or you can narrow down things by using the search field. In using the search fields, you can also search different locations.
You can pull up detailed information about each business that includes contact information (phone number, web site, address) and reviews generated through Yelp's main website.
Locations can be displayed on a BING map as well as travel directions. The only thing missing is a "home" button to send you back to Yelp's main page. As is, the app is very dependent on the back arrow.
Yelp! (link opens your Zune browser) is a stable application for your Windows Phone that can come in handy when your traveling or simply looking for a new place to eat.
Check Yelp out in action after the break.
Loopt is a new social networking app for Windows Mobile/Phone users: think mobile Facebook plus Twitter plus Google Latitude a dash of FourSquare with a bit of Yelp!
Not gonna lie: When I played the Sims on my Gameboy Advance SP (the best one) along with the Urbz (Sims in the city), I was totally hooked on playing it everyday. I still jokingly make the "hungry noise" when I need mad eats.
Needless to say, I'm really nerdily excited about downloading the Sims 3 for Windows Phone 7 next week. It's already in the Marketplace, but EA just posted some more screenshots to look at till then because teasing is evidently fun. In addition, you can see a video of it in action after the break, posted by PocketNow.
For those of you excited about driving simulated race cars on a 4" screen, boy has EA Mobile made your day! They posted up a few screenshots of the upcoming Need for Speed: Undercover video game for Windows Phone 7, which works with Xbox Live as well.
And in case still photos don't do it for ya, you can watch a hands on video by Laptop Mag after the break.
Though it's not official Google software, a 3rd party company has stepped forth to make a sweet Google Voice app for Windows Phone 7, priced at $2.99.
As far as we can tell, this app allows you access to everything: free SMS, voice calls, voicemail, etc.
As a Google Voice user ourselves, we're quite excited about this app being readily available in the coming weeks.
More shots after the jump!
In our continuing series of reviews for Instant Messaging apps for Windows Mobile (see IM+ last week), we next take a look at Palringo, which has quickly become the darling of many WinMo users.
How does it stack up to IM+? What features stand out and which need some work?
Take a look after the jump for our review!