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Official Groupon app with Live Tile coming to Windows Phone 7

Besides showing off the new hubs, multitasking, IE9 and Skydrive support coming later in 2011 (and those were only the announced features, there's evidently a lot more), there was one surprise app that we saw: Groupon (see their site (opens in new tab))

For those who haven't been following, Groupon is the biggest "deal" website on the 'net, helping consumers find the best offers and lowest prices for a variety of items and services. They're also known for turning down a $6 billion offer from Google to buy them out. Yes, we said billion.

Anyways, this super service is coming to Windows Phone in an official capacity sometime soon--and it even features a Live Tile with updated deals (similar to that just-as-awesome Slick Deals app available now). All we know is this is great news for WP7 to land yet another major brand.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • What's crazy is, this is the second time Microsoft has done this. That Bank Of America app that showed up in their CES presentation still hasn't been released.
  • I got and idea, get a new bank! BOA is crazy I tell ya. they give you money with mind control drugs on it. When you touch it, you are under their control. You let them charge fees for everything and while your under "the spell" you agree to the charges and you continue to be a customer! I think they are part of the NEW WORLD ORDER! them and at&t!
  • I was wondering if someone else would notice this. I'm excited!