WTH! Microsoft release Bing Deals app for Android, iPhone, not for Windows Phone


3, 2011

Author Surur // in News

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Microsoft has done it again – releasing a Bing Deals app for iPhone and Android without the same for Windows Phone 7. 

It is getting extremely tiring to see Microsoft not supporting their own mobile OS.  We can understand Microsoft wanting to be where the customers are, but unless they were subliminally telling their Windows Phone 7 users that they should also be on iPhone and Android, they need to get the whole company on message and make sure that every department include Windows Phone 7 in their strategy.

After all, having a viable mobile strategy will do a lot more for Microsoft’s share price than adding another 0.5% to Bing market share.

Update: Microsoft has made a statement to ZDNet.

“The (deals) functionality is based on HTML5 and will work with phones that support it, but today is being released for iOS and Android. Windows Phone 7 announced that they will have HTML5 support in an update later this calendar year, at which point deals will work great on Windows Phone.”

To which we respond – why develop a service in such a way as to exclude all Windows Phone 7 users?

Thanks Xin Sun for the tip.

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