Bloomberg

The official Bloomberg app, originally a Nokia exclusive, is now available for all Windows Phones. Should you own a Windows Phone 8 (or 7) smartphone from any manufacturer, you'll now be able to enjoy the full experience without restrictions. If you're into keeping up with the markets and checking out how much you're making off assets, be sure to head on by and check out the new offerings.

Using the Bloomberg app users are able to keep up-to-date with the latest market moving news, including access to both Bloomberg TV and Radio. The customisable watchlist is a useful feature to help track and analyse stocks and holdings with detailed performance charts. Then there's the ability to personalise the scrolling ticker. It really is your centre of control when it comes to the markets.

Users can enjoy on demand access to Bloomberg TV and Radio (as noted above), featuring critically acclaimed shows like Bloomberg West, Charlie Rose and Tom Keene, as well as interviews with the most preeminent minds in business, finance, and economics. Perfect for those who have a few minutes to kill.

Bloomberg App

The news coverage spans across 35 categories, including Economy, Politics, Technology, Health Care, Energy, Spending, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, and Emerging Markets. Latest market data is presented in a well-designed user interface that integrates well with the Windows Phone focus on typography and simplistic graphics. 

Twitter, email and Facebook integration is present to offer a social connection within the experience. The Windows Phone 8 version of the app sports lock screen support and multiple Live Tile sizes. The lock screen is pretty neat, with the Bloomberg app background being used as a backdrop to the market data overlay. It turns your Windows Phone lock screen into a market glancing portal.

You can download Bloomberg for Windows Phone 8 (QR code on the left) and Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

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