Bing Windows 8 apps released for Consumer Preview

Microsoft's release today of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview also includes the launch of the Windows Store, where users can download Metro-style apps for the OS. The apps include three that have been made by the Bing team at Microsoft. The official Bing blog site has information about these new Windows 8 apps.

According to the blog post:

Each Bing app was designed for touch devices and offers mouse and keyboard functionality. A key focus for us at Bing is helping people get things done more quickly and these visually organized, intuitive and dynamic apps do just that.

One of the new Bing apps, Weather, is pictured above. The app gives users the current local weather information along with hourly, daily, and ten day weather forecasts. The Bing Finance app for Windows 8 offers updates on stock prices as well as other information such as the latest mortgage, auto and credit card rates.

Finally, the Bing Map app for Windows 8 is self explanatory as users can access the utility for getting directions, checking the latest traffic conditions and more. Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that its design for Bing Maps would be unified with the design for the Nokia Maps apps and service.

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