Microsoft adds 4 Bing Apps (News, Sports, Weather, Finance) to Windows Phone 8

Microsoft announced the arrival of 4 new free Bing Apps over their Facebook page just yesterday, however it wasn’t without a hitch.

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The premature announcement lead to quite a number of disgruntled users. 🙁

I think WP8 has potential but screw ups as such are detrimental to the growth of the market share of Windows device.

Now, back to the apps.

The apps are….

Bing News

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App Link : http://msft.it/6031ZIXN

The beautiful, photo-rich Bing News app makes it easy to stay up to date on the news that matters most to you. Designed for Windows Phone, the News app lets you easily choose your favorite news sources. Swipe through for a quick read of the headlines. Go deep with personalized coverage of the topics you’re passionate about. Or, search the day’s stories from your choice of trusted sources from around the world.

Bing Sports

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App Link : http://msft.it/6032ZIX4

The Bing Sports app makes it easy for you to keep up with all the sports and teams you care about. Designed for Windows Phone, the Sports app puts your favorite teams at your fingertips. Swipe through the app to get an overview of the top headlines, scores, schedules, standings, statistics, and much more across all major sports. Personalize the experience so you can track all the leagues and teams that interest you the most.

Bing Weather

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App Link : http://msft.it/6033ZIXf

The Bing Weather app helps you prepare for the latest conditions with hourly, daily, and 10-day forecasts. Designed for Windows Phone, the Weather App features beautiful weather images and maps, easily customized to track conditions for the places you care about. Catch the forecast on your Live Tile, check radar maps, and view historical details so you’re always aware of weather on the way. Note: Some features may not be available in all markets.

Bing Finance

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App Link : http://msft.it/6034ZIXA

The Bing Finance app helps you stay on top of fast-changing market conditions so you can make the most informed financial decisions. Designed for Windows Phone, the Finance app puts your portfolio at your fingertips. Swipe through colorful charts for a quick read on the day’s events. Personalize your watch list to track your portfolio.

I’m not a WP8 user and I can’t help but wonder why weren’t these apps released any sooner.

These apps looked great and I felt that it could’ve been more helpful to Microsoft’s entry to the mobile market if was released along with the WP8.

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