Microsoft has released a massively updated Translator app for Windows Phone devices.
The app is powered by their Bing platform and it can now translated printed text. You just have to point the phone’s camera on some text and the app would do the needful.
Microsoft spoke about the app:
Use your camera to translate printed text, voice recognition to translate spoken text, or the keyboard to enter text that you want to translate. Use your phone’s camera to make translating signs, menus, newspapers, or any printed text a snap. Just aim the camera at the text and see the translation in seconds.
Download languages and phrase books so you can translate text and images when your phone isn’t connected to a network. Speak a word or phrase that you want translated and hear the translations spoken in a native speaker’s accent. Voice translations require a network connection.