Before you hit the mall, download these Windows Phone apps

Need some help with your holiday shopping? Our friends at the Windows Phone Store are here to help! They’ve gathered a collection of Holiday Shopping apps that will help make it easier for you to find the perfect gift. Download your favorites and you’ll be prepared to compete with the swarms of shoppers.

Here’s a sampling of what the Holiday Shopping collection offers:

Fancy – Make it really easy. Order things and get them the same day (in available cities).
RedLaser – They call it the secret weapon for the smart shopper. Scan barcodes or search for items to make sure you have all the information you need, including product details, ratings, reviews and pricing.
Best Buy – Find store specials, opened box sales (who knew?!) and your rewards balance.
Groupon – With deals at 50 – 90 percent off, you can really give big this holiday season.
Macy’s - Use their Gift Guide to see top picks and shop for everyone on your list.
Microsoft Store – Take advantage of some great Black Friday deals that extend through the weekend.

And be sure to get the Discount Calculator app, so you can calculate your savings on the fly. Check out the Holiday Shopping collection now. Happy Black Friday and happy shopping!

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Deborah Pisano
Microsoft News Center Staff