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Microsoft announces Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8, bringing News, Weather, Sports and Finance to the small screen [Updated]

Update: As of 7PM ET, all links are now working. Please try now to download the new Bing suite for Windows Phone 8. It's not restricted to the US.

Today, Microsoft has pulled the sheets off of a new suite of apps based around the Bing search engine. Simply called Bing Apps, the collection of four apps includes Sports, News, Weather and Finance, including Live Tile support for Windows Phone 8 devices.

Based off of the same suite of apps for its Windows 8 OS, the new applications bring all of the latest news right to the Start screen, continuing the “glance and go” usability that Windows Phone users have become accustomed to. Indeed, this is the first time we’ve seen some real parallels between the desktop and mobile OS drawn and it should make using the two systems more seamless than before for new customers.

Watch our first-look video of the new apps in action and enjoy the gallery of screenshots after the break.

Video Tour: Bing News, Weather, Finance and Sports

 

Bing News

Bing News

“Want to keep tabs on what’s happening in the world? The Bing News app for Windows Phone has you covered. With the new app, you have one comprehensive experience to keep tabs on the latest headlines and videos of breaking news.  And the app is customizable so you can track specific story categories, topics, or news sources that matter to you.  You can even rearrange the headline clusters so that the news that matters most to you is at the top.”

The Bing News app is a straight port of the Windows 8 client and is well optimized for Windows Phone. Users can adjust the font size to their liking, enable the Live Tile, and restrict background data usage to only Wi-Fi. Wide tiles support is included with HD level graphics for images.

The app is relatively fast and fluid to use (data can take a moment to download) and with optional Breaking News alerts, users can stay abreast of all the latest happenings. The app lacks any lockscreen support or the ability to share an article, which is something Microsoft will hopefully build upon in later releases.

Download Bing News for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store.

QR: Bing News

 

Bing Finance

Bing Finance

“Keep tabs on your portfolio and gauge performance of your stocks at a glance with the Bing Finance app which include financial news, market info, watchlists, timely US stock updates and customizable interactive charts.”

Like Bing News, Bing Finance acts as market hub on your Windows Phone. The Live Tile (wide supported) shows the latest DOW and NASDAQ numbers (one on each side) with a graph and numbers for a quick view.  Users can customize the Watchlist with specific companies and the News section is similar to the Bing News app with font control.

Download Bing Finance for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store.

QR: Bing Finance

 

Bing Weather

Bing Weather

“Want to know to know whether you need to grab an umbrella? Now you can stay a step ahead of the weather with an overview of conditions including temperature, precipitation and wind.”

Everyone loves weather apps and Bing Weather is a solid port of their desktop version. The app features a live tile (sadly, not wide) with the latest temperature, current conditions and the day’s high and low. Launching the app will show more in-depth information like “feels like” temperature, humidity levels, wind and more. Swiping to the right reveals daily, hourly and a collection of weather maps, including Temperature, Doppler, Precipitation and cloud cover, optimized for regional and national views.

The app is well designed and while it can’t compete against the more full-featured pay apps on Windows Phone, it’s a really well done weather client. Once again, no lockscreen support in v1.0 is a bit of a letdown but we imagine such a feature could come in later updates.

Download Bing Weather for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store.

QR: Bing Weather

 

Bing Sports

Bing Sports

“The Bing Sports app is your personal sports companion letting you stay on top of the sports and teams that you care about.  You can swipe through to see the recent scores, top sports headlines, game videos, photos, schedules, standings, extensive statistics and much more across most major sports.”

Like Bing News and Finance, Bing Sports brings you all the latest in world competitions. From the scoreboard (currently MLB in the US) to News to slideshow to videos, the app is sure to keep the sports enthusiast busy. Like Bing Finance, you can add your favorite franchises to the ‘my teams’ pivot to easily track their latest happenings.

Download Bing Sports for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store.

QR: Bing Sports

 

Quick thoughts

Bing Weather

Overall, Microsoft has done an admirable job with these well-polished apps. They serve as a reminder to consumers of the similarities between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and represent a sign of things to come as those two operating systems begin to merge in 2014.

We can envisage many of these apps coming pre-installed on forthcoming Windows Phones and it should provide a great out-of-the-box experience for new customers who want core apps at their fingertips.

When to get them?

Bing Apps are now available with their respective links and QR codes listed above. Note: these apps are very "fresh" to the Store, so if it says "Not available" for your device, try again in a little while until it hits all servers.

More information can be found on the Bing Blog.

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texantony says:

In my opinion, these apps should be shipped with all Windows Phones. New users of WP would find it helpful. Personally, I feel it gives a feeling of belonging to a very professional OS.

First sensible comment....in all these shits...

rohitmarines says:

Listen everyone....although these apps are for every market bt right now they are nt available for downloads so plz wait for time...until its available

Wael Hasno says:

OH! You are absolutely right! Thanks!!!

Available in English but not England...a joke!!!

Tafsern says:

Read the last bit of the article before acting like a dumbass.

DJCBS says:

The 8.1 preview is also available in English...but not in England. It's not the first time Microsoft does this. And it's not restricted to England. They also have stuff in "portuguese" but only available in Brazil (they should call it "brazilian" or "brazilian portuguese" actually, since in Brazil they don't really speak Portuguese as it is spoken in the rest of the World from Portugal to Macao).

I call this "revenge of the colonies". lol

DenisSuncity says:

What do you mean? I got England on mine. All news are UK based and you have selection of sources from UK as well.
Update: If you talking about that it's not available then I'm using them since yesterday.

Bartdog says:

I agree with texatony, but think this is such a duuuuh that they will be already installed on most phones, just like they automatically load to the start screen of a pc.
 
btw, here's what I see when I go to download (web site)  "This app is no longer published"
 

Wael Hasno says:

Guess I just found a replacement to Weather Flow.

avigyan says:

Yes absolutely. For me Weather Flow displays 'Haze' most of the time and I have never seen 'Clear' on that tile. Also hate the fact that the lock screen and the tile updates separately at different times.

snakechia says:

Not available for my Lumia 920!

Karanstyle says:

Same reason for my Lumia 820

Nobody here reads... lol.

erasure25 says:

Which makes one wonder what on earth they would do with Bing News? lol

Pretty live tiles?

vikrant6 says:

This is what the bing blog says "Today we are bringing many of those experiences to Windows Phone users around the world" So I think they will come to all markets, just need to have a bit of patience..

KKRLessey says:

YES YES YES!!

walter1832 says:

NO NO NO...download for you.

Karanstyle says:

WASTE not a single 1 of them is downloadable "Not available for your phone." LUMIA 820

wtupyo says:

I'd like to see the Health/Fitness app that comes on Win8 (not sure if it's specific for 8.1) - it woudl be quite nice, especially since it syncs with HealthVault and actually lets you log items.

ejlee072006 says:

Men things like this wants me to destroy my l900.. 7.8 is FORGOTTEN!!!!

Josh Harman says:

Not forgotten... abandoned.
 
Lead, follow or get out of the way.

cmcrow1#AC says:

Says "This app is no longer published" in the Windows Phone 8 app store?? hmmmmm....

pazces84 says:

Sweet! Downloading now. 

xankazo says:

Ehhh, not so fast young padawan.

xankazo says:

Now, enter AMBER!!!

awneze says:

Why can't they be integrated into the Bing search, I don't think we need individual apps for this

Live Tiles. Cant have live tiles with the built in search. Not to mention, cramming a sports score app, news/rss app, weather app (with forcasts and maps), and finance app all into the built in search would be a mess. I only use Weather and News on my tablet, why should i be forced to use finance and sports on my phone?

KKRLessey says:

Maybe they are and it takes time

hipporama says:

With a separate app you can get live tile updates, choose which sections of news you want to see and even choose your sources. I doubt all that would be possible in the Bing search page.

omagic82 says:

As separate apps they can be updated more often. Since MS only gets an OS update out once every four years it seems for Windows Phone, the app route is a much better decision. Truth be told, they should split almost everything out into apps like they do on Windows 8/RT.

awneze says:

Ok they can make it customizable then, when u click on the search button, u can choose what categories are included

Josh Harman says:

Every 4 years? You're way off, first the integrated Bing search has been updated and is current being rolled out, second, WP8 will be updated annually and patched nearly quarterly according to Microsoft.

GERO ZERO says:

( ! )This app is not available for your device. Tap here for more info.
 
:(

KKRLessey says:

Wait a hour or so, it has to roll out

gab1972 says:

None of you read the fine print...if I can read it okay...yes...it says:
"Download requires GDR3 and Windows Phone 8.7 and a device baptized in unicorn poop."

kabel_mk says:

Unicorn poop!?!? Really????
What's so special about the unicorn poop? Is it because of the shitstorm?

sicnus says:

All I saw was Glance & Go

hellodav7 says:

says it's not available for my 920.
 

Yes, yes, yes! Now add Bing Food & Drink please.

Snazrael says:

A beautiful thing.

tyrok says:

Holy crap. 200+ comments about it not being available yet. Maybe you guys should have waited.

Nobody reads anymore, cause reading iz fo suckaz yo!

louser says:

Have a 925 and its not compatible, WTH!

arknu says:

Looking great, but have they finally made the News app work in Denmark? On Windows 8, it has no content in Denmark. It has in Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK - but not in Denmark, which makes it rather useless. Otherwise these apps are great - but Microsoft really needs to work on expanding their services! (I'm beginning to feel a bit like a broken record on this topic).
And I notice they conviently disabled comments on the Bing blog - probably to avoid comments on this issue...

neo158 says:

Just follow the links in the article and then "Keep Calm and press F5" :P

walter1832 says:

Hey, are any of you guys getting "it's not available on your device" ?  I guess i'm the only one.  Shucks

KKRLessey says:

Wait a few hours

neo158 says:

I'm getting "This app is no longer published", I wonder if they found some showstopping bugs in them and had to pull them from the store as a result.

KKRLessey says:

Wait a few hours. It's not on every server yet

jml003 says:

Hurry up and make it available on tmo 925! I'm impatient.... Lol

OMG, the horror never ends here.

ryan_linz says:

Hopefully it will let me pin my favorite teams from the sports app...I love that feature from the Windows 8 version.  Oh and btw...if I hear one more person complain about availability I'm going to turn this car around!!!

neo158 says:

I would turn this car around now then :P

Josh Harman says:

Click the link in the article for the Bing Blo. It has more information and I'm pretty sure it said that you can pin your team.

ryan_linz says:

You mean the link for Bing Sports right?  Did that and all it does is show a screenshot of the "my teams" page.  No clue as to if the indiv. teams are pinnable or not.

Josh Harman says:

The the 'source' link, the Bing Blog.

ryan_linz says:

Oh, ok thanks

kbilly70 says:

Haha. And yeah, that would be a great feature!

luimende says:

Now the Bing health app

mukulvdhiman says:

Just hope the weather app gets lockscreen??

neo158 says:

You can still install them manually, download them from web links and install from the SD Card.

Not available in the U.K. yet.

awneze , YES we do, especially fincnce, i can create my own profile, i am tired of using yahoo finance on IE to look up the market & my stocks.

PPCFreak says:

getting app is no longer available....so wonder if not all markets are updated or a bug was found and it was pulled from store?

glassadam says:

No wide tile for weather? Lame. My setup is ALL wide tiles. It's actually a pretty nice look.

WOOOFRIGGENHOO BABY!!!! :D
 
Been waiting for Bing Weather to come to WP8 for a long time... I wonder how it will perform/function against Amazing Weather or WeatherFlow...

remmo says:

Sorry guys.. Lumia newbie here..
How can I scan a QR code??

teaMJPx says:

Hit the search button on the right then hit the "eye" icon on the Bing search page also on the right and point your camera to the QR code. Hit the link hat comes up after scanning.

David Ray says:

Use Bing Vision. Open Bing on your phone and then hit the eye at the bottom.

Use search key on the right to windows key...u vl get bing search and at the bottom of it u will find scan qr code button..very unusual for a newbie to b here on wpcentral and that too with a comment...

Use the search button on the lower right then the "eye" and bring the camera phone up to the QR code. Select the link when it is displayed on your screen.
 
Happy hunting...

teaMJPx says:

Time to get BING NEWS and get rid of all these other news apps I have installed. THANK YOU MS! Freaking excited. I know its not available for the 925 yet as I just checked but man-o-man am I happy to finally see this! Thanks WPC for the tip!

KKRLessey says:

FOR THE LAST TIME, WAIT SEVERAL HOURS!!

Josh Harman says:

Should have said hours, its already been a few.

WudanBal says:

So is it just safe to say now that WP7 support is dead. Almost no new app has WP7 support, only WP8. I kind of expect more from first party apps—I know it's an API thing, but still annoying to no end. 
 

As a WP developer here's my take on it
In the US, WP7 holds only 27% at this point and shrinks every month. Any new development makes the most sense to be done using the async pattern in WP8 SDK. You have to take the long way to get something cross compatible.
Now, while WP8 has 73% of WP market share we onlky have a small percentage of market share of the big piece of the pie. It just doesn't make sense to write target 7 in most cases unfortunatley.
That's my two cents.
 

poddie says:

Agreed.  It's unfortunate, but I also think it was a very neccessary changeover for Microsoft.  The new codebase will allow them to move forward, and some users had to (temporarily) be left behind.  Hopefully they will pick up WP8 phones at some point and be able to enjoy new apps again.  The Lumia 520 is pretty damn good for under $100 in the meantime, though I understand not everyone is on AT&T.
 
Another unfortunate side effect is that shiwtching to the new platform also cost MS about a year of feature updates... making them look like they have positively stood still for the last year.  All their work went into recoding eveything for the new codebase, rather than implementing the many new features that are needed to make this OS truly competitive.  I really hope that WP8.1 will show that they have not been idle... but I am concerned.

jdriscoll636 says:

No love for my old 920, thanks Microsoft.

vinxent10 says:

Let's cross our fingers that what Daniel said at the end.. Is true..

Pleistoros says:

Since when is 920 old?

Guzzler3 says:

Weird. I downloaded the XAP files (yep, you can download them no problem) and put them on my SD card. Go to install them, they are marked as unsupported/unavailble.

uopjo6 says:

More than half the "readers" doesn't read articles huh..

neo158 says:

According to the Windows Phone blog these apps will be available everywhere and there's a technical issue preventing downloads that's being worked on.

http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2013/08/07...

KKRLessey says:

Thanks for info

neo158 says:

No Problem, I use these apps on Windows 8 and the 8.1 Preview so I'm really interested in having these on my phone as well.

I had a feeling these apps would make it across to Windows Phone eventually and I'm pleased that they have:)

KKRLessey says:

Next to get is Xbox video

Can't download the app right now, but I am pretty damn happy they finally released this.  A good way to tie all the OSes together even better.  I wonder if the X1 will have a Bing app. 

Dk92 says:

Cool. This shows that Microsoft is starting to pickup steam.

Steve Brock says:

I'm hoping that its an error and not that it's unavailable for my Lumia 521

rikipy says:

why dont download, my phone have GDR2+amber and to download this app need Udapte O_o

wetworker says:

No go for me. Toronto Canada. Nokia Lumia 920

Lloyd_S says:

Not available on my AT&T Lumia 1020.

Fndlumia says:

Gdr2 or regional dependant?

neo158 says:

^^You guys really need to look at the link I posted to the Windows Phone Blog:
http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2013/08/07/bing-apps-arrive-on-windows-phone-8.aspx
One of the comments states that there is a technical issue that's being worked on, that's why you can't download it!!!

OldMillXxX says:

You can't expect people to rely on half the BS comments that are down here.  If it truely is a bug, it should be updated in the article.  Too many down here spouting off for everyone to read every comment.
Personally, I would like to see articles come out AFTER things are live and working...

Jf.Vigor says:

I'd prefer to be privy to it the moment the authors are

icstars989 says:

Ditto. I don't recall ever having to wait for iPhone or android apps when I read about them.

Pleistoros says:

Does anyone have it on HTC 8X?

It's says "This app is no longer published"

 

vinxent10 says:

Maybe they're republishing it! Let's cross our fingers for that, and that it'll be available soon.

SthlmKimme says:

Not available for my lumia 920. Maybe it will after i get the GDR2 update.

neo158 says:

Maybe, if there wasn't a technical issue preventing everyone, GDR2 or not, from downloading it!!!!!

Dk92 says:

For anyone that already has the apps, do they use their native app colors or the accent set for your phone? I'm hoping for the former.

Josh Harman says:

Native app colors.

Xpider_MX says:

From the source article:
[Editor's note (12:00pm): The new apps will be available for download in the Windows Store soon.  Updates will be posted as they become available.]

Bundalings says:

FINALLY. Weave is the only decent news aggregate app I've seen on WP, and that app is too heavy for my taste. My #1 complaint about Windows Phone 8 has always been no Bing News. I'll have to find something else to dislike about the OS, but it might be hard.

Flavio76 says:

I like it a lot on my Surface..... Will probably also like at my Lumia, waiting to be available here.....

MadSci2 says:

I really wish MS would synchronize the releases on their Servers. Honestly, us it so hard to load them all up and THEN announce the software's availability. I'm in the US, and since I'm apparently not in the same VIP Express Server as WPCentral writers are ;-) I'm still told I can't have it (stamps feet in childlike frustration)

bono5112 says:

Still can't download, Lumia 920 ATT, oh well I'll try again tomorrow

Matthew64 says:

Thats's strange, I can't download the weather app on my Lumia 920, yet. But I can download it on my iPad with dropbox. Now I have bing-weather.xap in my dropbox folder :-) 7,4 MB.

lol

That's funny.

ikissfutebol says:

Any update on these getting on the US servers? Seems odd that the source had an update at 12 noon and nothing sense...or maybe that was noon PST? Wish that was stated on the blog.

spaulagain says:

So excited by Bing Weather. None of the 3rd party apps are as gorgeous as MS's own apps. Love the look of Bing Weather!!

pdawg17 says:

Downloaded the xap files and tried to sideload but they are "unsupported" and therefore greyed out (Lumia 521)

rjorge77 says:

Already avail in Portugal, downloading now. ;) (Lumia 925)

neo158 says:

Same here and they are really good apps, missing a few features that the Windows 8 and 8.1 versions but those things like sharing can be added.

I just downloaded all 4, im good to go, they are all pretty damn sweet... I'm in the USA by the way , Nokia 928

Available in Canada !

cpmcgrath says:

They really need to work on the live tile for the sports app. When I pin my team the three things I care about, What was their previous results? When is the next game? And what position are they on the ladder? Stop using flips and a heap of text and just shove it all on an image. 2 minute mock up - http://goo.gl/8YvrhV
 
 

neo158 says:

That's why I use THE Football App as well, it gives me toast notifications for goals and matches :)

cpmcgrath says:

I have it too but the live tile is useless (unless I'm using it wrong it's just a static image, maybe with a flip). MyFootball has a great live tile (what I based the mock on) but it's pretty unreliable.

knowah says:

Just came available for me. L928/VZW/US
 
Loving them so far.

Brent Rineck says:

All downloaded for me too; just now.  Lumia 1020 AT&T US.
 

teaMJPx says:

ITS LIVE!!! L925 Tmobile

Green Samot says:

Available in UK now

MangoGuy says:

Yey can now download

Just got them from the QR codes. They look pretty slick on the phone (Lumia 925).
 

blessthejon says:

Best apps ever.

Snazrael says:

Hrm nice but I figured the whole point would be that they would sync to my other Win8 devices, was hoping they would at least.

neo158 says:

I would assume that will be added at some point, possibly when Windows Phone 8.1 is available.

blessthejon says:

Hmm, Newser or Bing news? :/

xankazo says:

Installed all four of 'em. :)

awneze says:

Replace ESPN Hub with Bing Sports? Check! Replace Accuweather with Bing Weather? Check! Ok let's see how it goes

Dk92 says:

Haha, I just replaced my accuweather as well. The Bing weather app is better.

Dadstar0410 says:

Now, should I replace HTC's app with Bing Weather??? Hmmm.

Yes. That app sucks. Lol

kullkid92x says:

YES YES YES, thank god man! now I am not so scared about jumping to WP from my Evo LTE.

I gotta leave Sprint regardless :/ and that Tmobile Lumia 925 is a hot piece of ass.

These apps make me so happy lol cause I wanted their News and Weather app from Windows 8 I think they're great.

neo158 says:

I've been using the Windows RT/8 versions for a while and was really impressed with them, I always thought that Microsoft would bring them to Windows Phone and they have so I'm happy.

Trust me, its an amazing phone. I am quite the critic myself. And this screen simply pops at you. You'll see ;) your def gona be a fan now!

SleepyTheDon says:

Bing weather is pretty fast and its gentle on the eyes ⛅

slavrenz says:

How can it be that the weather app is the only one without a double wide tile?!?

GSzah says:

I was wondering the same thing.. :/

coip says:

Yeah, that is disappointing. The other ones have beautiful wide live tiles. I was hoping to replace Amazing Weather HD (I regret purchasing it) because it's inaccurate, in my opinion, but I love it's wide live tile with the 5-day forecast + the lock screen image with a 5-hour forecast over the Bing daily image. I hope the Bing Weather app updates in the future with those features.

saket87 says:

I still can't get Bing weather, got all others tho, att 920

marantaz says:

Same for me and my 822. Went to the store and searched it, but still won't download. The others are nice tho so I'll play with them until weather becomes available.

clappenings says:

Thanks for the update Daniel :)

raymondzhou says:

Just plain awesome! I was wondering about if we can get the Bing News migrated from Windows 8 just the other day, since it has been my go to app on my Surface RT and is extremely useful. Then it is here! A little disappointed that it does not take the settings from my Windows 8 but nontheless, I am excited!

jmerrey says:

No wide tile on the weather app :-\

dby2011 says:

I'm impressed, those are really good. I just uninstalled quite a few apps I don't need now that I have these.

cgallaer says:

I did the exact same thing. These are really nice apps. Well done, Microsoft.

jlynnm350z says:

Love it!! Just wish Bing weather had large tile.

Come on Microsoft. Of all the apps that deserved the Double Wide treatment, it was the Weather Tile. Please correct your error. smh

Corvodin says:

Why the hell is tennis not available in bing sports?

That's weird... Tennis is supported in the Windows 8 version. It should be there. ;)

Corvodin says:

Well, reports about it are there, but it can't be added to my sports.

damo579 says:

Same here I can't download the weather app.... Lumia 920 at&t.

Cigar2 says:

Just downloaded Bing weather on my 920

chevans920 says:

Yeah, here too. Got all 4 about 20 minutes ago.

DeejAFC says:

Same, can download everything besides Bing Weather.

Bing Weather not installing. Same error as earlier.

Because tennis sux. Lol.

allos autos says:

Oh that they were theme aware. :(

cw1988 says:

Amazing!! New news and weather app for me, they are both amazing

Success! Got News and Weather, looking good!

RyanAMG says:

The only thing that could make it better is my stock watch list sync with W8 ver.

Credo93 says:

I got Bing Weather and Bing Sports, but the other two are still not available, strange ....
 
Greetzz from Belgium.

urseus says:

How %$#Ing hard is it. A NEWS TILE THAT CYCLES THROUGH DIFFERENT NEWS STORIES!!!! WHY DOES EVERY ONE PICK A SINGLE STORY ONLY AND DISPLAY IT FOR HOURS Why can't someone make a tile that changes each flip to a different news story? Why are live tile developers so shit.

theefman says:

Lets see you do better.

MikeSo says:

Nice. Good-looking app.

Yep, in The Netherlands Too. Don't want Sport and Weather. But News is Nice. No notification, thats a bummer. Economy also Nice. All is in Dutch, live It.

Rippin2 says:

No sharing ability for news app or am I just not seeing it

Was able to download News and Finance, the version numbers changed, Weather is still unavailable NL 920 USA, did not try spoets

fobarina says:

Works great in Aus. Even have my favorite sports teams which weren't there in w8

tim3804 says:

New weather on start screen.

Rowan2013 says:

These apps are awesome! Downloaded Sports, Weather & News and can confirm they work fine on my UK Nokia Lumia 520. Really impressed by how well polished they are!

Simply stunning! Honestly, I uninstalled ALL others weather and news apps now.

rohitmarines says:

Finally i downloaded all of them in INDIA

out0fplace says:

I got all four! No tennis! :(

out0fplace says:

Also, the Bing Sports live tile doesn't seem to be working

xankazo says:

Sport's live tiles will come alive. Give it time. It happened to me too.

noknok79 says:

Yay! Lumia 920 user from the Philippines

out0fplace says:

Got all four on my 920 in India! :)

chriswong13 says:

OK.  Now I'm officially annoyed at running WP 7.8 on a Lumia 900.  I just called AT&T and threatened to terminate my contract early so I could buy a new phone and they offered me a Lumia 1020 for $250, and without needing to cancel my contract.  Thanks for pissing me off MS, now I got a decent deal on the Lumia 1020...!    :P

procen says:

LOL! Now you have a very nice phone with awesome camera.

chriswong13 says:

Yeah, that worked out better than expected...

Dadstar0410 says:

Since HTC's app has weather, news, and finance built-in, i wonder what it means for their app later on. I mean, clearly people will migrate to these polished Bing apps as opposed to installing and using an app that is lagging in terms of overall presentation and interface. We'll see. As of right now, I am using News and Sports and love them very much.

Dadstar0410 says:

Can I receive news alerts if the app doesn't update on a mobile connection?

xankazo says:

They look impressive, mighty sexy!!! Modern UI at its finest!!!! Keep it up Bing Team!!!

Nice to have an official Weather app. Took a while but I'll take it.

finnconor says:

Is Bing News blocked from running in the background for anyone else? It is for me!

procen says:

Mine is running, maybe you should uninstall and install again.

BroMarduk says:

Seems JoeBelfiore just announced Wells Fargo as well...according to Twitter.

BK-one says:

Well I just deleted NBC news, the weather channel, ESPN scorecenter and market & me. Thanks microsoft..

CobaltDragon says:

Travel? Not that it's very useful, but still...

Kadcidxa says:

They forgot about Windows Phone 7? Hello?

Josh Harman says:

Weather for the win. Radar actually animates.
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I downloaded 3 of these apps (news, sports,weather) and they have replaced 3 apps.

Josh Harman says:

Weather app for the win.
Radar actually animates.

DieNadel says:

All works finally US on 925

jabtano says:

Weather app would have been a killer if it had lockscreen info....Nice though

grininja says:

Let's hope that we'll get the lockscreen support with next update.

DieNadel says:

AWESOME!!! Works on 925

Jsinghroy says:

These apps are great. They should be preloaded

spaw82 says:

Where my unified experience that you talk about Microsoft?!? My portfolio on Bing finance doesn't sync with finance on Windows. So much for unification....more like fragmentation...

Aryan Angel says:

Still cannot download it :(

spaw82 says:

My portfolio on Bing finance doesn't sync with windows 8. What's this talk about unified experience Microsoft?!?! Still trying to get in sync as a company?

exsanguine says:

They are now available on the 1020(AT&t) --- Just installed them.
 
Go get 'em tiger's!
 
 
 

Chris Yahya says:

Bing weather : there's no live weather at tile.

Chris Yahya says:

Bing weather : there's no live weather on tiles.

exsanguine says:

RUn the weather appp once, allow location access, let it load up your location's weather. tap the elipsis and pin to start. That pinned tile will now show the weather based on your location.
your welcome.
:)
 

Oxymoron428 says:

Wonderful! Never knew how much I wanted Bing News on my phone lol

Cant see bing apps in the store here in india

exsanguine says:

OK, after installing these apps, first thoughts:
 
1: These are friggin awesome.
 
that is all.
 

sdreamer says:

Weather app could use more features. It seems more like a WP 7 app than a WP 8 app due to the lack of the lockscreen and double wide tile. Add those in, and weather alert toasts, and we'll have the best weather app most likely.

p4nfa says:

Where is the NRL for Australia? The best sport in the world ffs.

VinaySC says:

Okay, its now available on India App Store. Good to know that Microsoft is working hard for WP8..

Jazmac says:

I got the collection.  Just like on my Windows 8.1 . Looks great too. I like how you can uncheck  news sources you don't want to hear from in Bing News. Really awesome collection.

JoRdaNeK says:

WP 7.X??? Just kidding, cracked my 720 and its getting delivered back today, using my L800 and feeling sorry for it

Sarang68 says:

Downloaded all here in India!

Sarang68 says:

Downloaded all here in India!

Sarang68 says:

Downloaded here in India

Josh Harman says:

Weather app is great.
News app is great.
Sports app is good, but would be great if team tiles were live and if NASCAR & tennis were added.

Sarang68 says:

Downloaded all here in India

Nice apps. Good job Microsoft.

Best Windows Phone news in a long time. Love the new apps!

SchueyF1 says:

Like the weather app a lot, but the tile doesn't seem to update properly.

uopjo6 says:

I came here just to say how much I appreciate these apps. The news app alone cleared 3-4 tiles off my screen. Way better than I expected. Great work.

Awesome. My faith in windows phone paying off!!!

iGeorge23 says:

So nice! I'm actually amazed how good my phone looks now!

Sunofabob says:

Yes. Yes. Yes!!! I'm happy for native apps such as these. I want MS wo develop apps similar to that of the third party. Amazing Weather HD is a great app but I would prefer that experience with a native app.

Rauliulian says:

Not even Microsoft makes apps for wp 7.x :|

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