Lumia 800 Live Translate using Bing Vision!

Lumia 800

Lumia 800 and other windows phone smartphones have the quick search button. I just want to let you know that the search button can be used as a live translate tool too. The inbuilt Bing search consists of a eye icon aka image button.
Bing Live

When you click this button it opens up the camera viewfinder. Now you can use this image search to scan QR codes and Microsoft tags. But there is also a new hidden live translate function. When you point the camera towards a image with text. The button shows up as scan text. Now you are ready to capture the text in the image and Lumia 800 will translate the text into the language you need. If you dont need to translate and just want to copy the scanned text press … menu and click copy all to copy the text.

 

Lumia 800 Bing Vision Demo :

 

Have a look at the Lumia 800 video demo below to see Bing Vision in action below.

 

The languages which are available in Bing Vision are

  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese Simplified and Traditional
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian