Bing Gives Holiday Apps Free to Android and iOS – WP7 Gets Cold Shoulder
Why must you toy with me Microsoft? Today, Microsoft, through Bing, announced that they are giving away free iOS and Android titles. Here’s the deal:
Over the past year, we’ve been working with a number of companies to sponsor mobile apps. As we continue to roll out advancements to Bing for mobile , we’re pleased to bring you 3 new apps available today, for free:
- Snowboard Hero by Bing (iOS)
- Holidays 100 by Bing (Android)
Snowboard Hero by Bing (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Strap on your board! With Snowboard hero you are competing against an experienced snowboard pro, proving your skills on four steep runs. Negotiate breakneck speeds to be master of the hill.
Powerboat Challenge by Bing (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Get ready to race! Customize your powerboat and go full throttle on a twisted river course. Pass the buoys and fill up your boost bar and to unlock additional tuning options. With the prize money you win, you can upgrade your boat with bigger engines, chip tuning, fatter turbos, spoilers and more.
Holiday 100 by Bing (Android)
With this application, top holiday songs like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” are streamed directly to your phone complete with album art. Get in the holiday mood as we stream songs directly to your device. This application is available through Jan. 2, 2011
Well hope you guys enjoy it. I’m supporting Microsoft by buying their software and using their platform even though it’s first generation so I guess once it’s more polished they’ll support WP7 like they do iOS and Android…
I really thought Windows Phone 7 was going to be an upgrade from Windows Mobile. Microsoft is still treating us the same way though.
Do you recall an annoucement by MS that they would release 20 free games for WM? Here’s the link: http://www.wpcentral.com/20-new-games-coming-windows-mobile-free-but-paid-microsoft. As far as I know none of those games was released. Its just hard to imagine MS is so divided they cant do anything for their own mobile OS, not even one as important as WP7. And when you think of all the negative bias MS has to fight against you would think they would try and improve their support for their own products. I dont think Microsoft will ever get this; maybe if WP7 fails they will finally wake up to the idea that they need to focus on their own platform, rather than their competitors.
@efjay: They did release another WM game
– it’s $2 though:
and that game IS coming to Wp7…100% confirmed. Granted I’d pay
for that but 100% agree with your sentiment and the facts are still
right. This is a paid and not free game as advertised.
These are free but they are limited compared to the pay versions. Still, if it’s free, it’s for me.
Arent you fed up though? After many years of using Microsoft’s mobile OS they STILL continue to treat their users like 3rd class citizens while they employ resources to enhance their competitors platforms. Do their own staff themselves hate their employer that much?
You guys should relax, and breath. I believe that MS has a bigger package for us, and you all will be in for a surprise. Trust them.
MS is working on something great, and testing out the market by providing apps for iOS and Android for a reason. Trust them.
Maybe once all those Microsoft employees get their WP7 phones, they will finally realize what’s going on and do something about it. You can talk until you turn blue, but a good smack up side the head works wonders.
+1 @ jimski 🙂