{OK, so change of plans. I've edited the this and reposted - specifically, the cities with 3D models. Oh, and the release is later today (12/14), so if you got this 2 days ago when I posted it, well, you were informed a bit early.}

We updated our map coverage, ortho imagery, Bird's Eye imagery and 3D models available in Virtual Earth. The following is a list of new coverage:

US oblique (county (major city)):
Pima, AZ (Tucson), Alameda, CA (Oakland), Contra Costa, CA (Walnut Creek), Sacramento, CA (Sacramento), San Mateo, CA (South San Francisco), Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara), Sonoma, CA (Santa Rosa), Santa Clara, CA (San Jose), Adams, CO (Denver), Arapahoe, CO (Denver), Hillsborough, FL (Tampa), St. Louis, MO (St. Louis), Essex, NJ ( Newark), Jersey Shore, NJ (Jersey Shore), Washoe, NV (Reno), Monroe, NY (Rochester), Nassau, NY  (Long beach), Onondaga, NY (Syracuse), Suffolk, NY (Smithtown), Suffolk, NY (Smithtown), Hamilton, OH (Cincinnati)

UK oblique:
London, Ashford, Bath, Blackpool, Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Cheltenham and Gloucester, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Coventry, Derby, Doncaster, Eastbourne, FolkStone and Hythe, Great Yarmouth, Hastings and Bexhill, Hereford, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton Urban Area, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Preston, Southend, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Southport, Stoke, Swansea, Thanet, Whitstable and Herene Bay, Worcester

Italy oblique:
Rome, Venice, Florence, Turin, Pisa, Siena and Bologna

Textured 3D cities:
Anaheim, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Sacremento, CA; Torrance, CA; Irving, TX; Tacoma, WA; Irvine, CA; Garden Grove, CA; Huntington Beach, CA; Orange, CA; North Las Vegas; St. Paul, MN; Austin, TX

Brightened Hi-Res city orthos (aerial) for VE 3D:
San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

New Hi-Res city orthos (aerial) for VE 3D:
Orange, CA, Torrance, CA, Irving, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Sacramento, CA, Cincinnati, OH, additional Boston, MA, Garden Grove, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, Irvine CA (includes Santa Ana, CA), and Tacoma, WA, additional L.A., St. Paul, MN and Anaheim, CA.

Italy orthos (aerial - 1m) of the entire country.