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Retrevo Partners With Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 App


Consumer Electronics Shopping & Reviews for Windows Phone 7 Platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – October 11, 2010 – Microsoft ‘BizSpark One’ partner, Retrevo.com announces new Windows Phone 7 mobile app, (RetrevoQ) for consumer electronics shoppers, providing reviews, price comparison, and online purchasing options.

“The RetrevoQ app will provide a valuable experience to Windows Phone 7 users,” says Charlie Kindel, General Manager, Windows Phone 7 Developer Ecosystem. “Today’s mobile users are savvy, and they expect smart, focused technologies to give them the information they need, instantly, and from virtually anywhere to make confident shopping decisions. We’re proud to be working with Retrevo and our BizSpark One partners to bring such innovative apps to the marketplace.”

Expanding on Retrevo’s established mobile platform currently available through Twitter and SMS text messages, the new RetrevoQ incorporates a mobile version of Retrevo’s website for the Windows Phone 7 platform, offering Retrevo’s signature “Real Time Review,” price comparisons and online purchasing options.

 

RetrevoQ is a free app that makes use of exclusive Windows Phone 7 features such as Tiles and Toast notification, Metro UI and Panoramic views. “When Microsoft approached us for this project, we rebuilt RetrevoQ just for the Windows Phone 7, from the ground up,” says Retrevo Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing, Manish Rathi. “With BizSpark One’s help we were able to develop the app in a timely manner, and we look forward to providing our services to the Windows Phone 7 user community.”

 

About Retrevo
Retrevo http://www.retrevo.com is one of the largest consumer electronics review and shopping sites in the world, helping people decide what to buy, when to buy, and where to buy. Retrevo uses artificial intelligence to analyze and graphically summarize more than 50 million real-time data points from across the web, daily, to give shoppers the most comprehensive, unbiased, up-to-date product information they need to make smart, confident purchasing decisions for electronics. As a thought leader in consumer electronics, Retrevo publishes regular Gadget Census studies, studies around industry trends (Pulse) and also, studies around psychology and technology (Gadgetology). Retrevo is a venture backed, Silicon Valley based company that was founded in 2006

 

About Microsoft BizSpark
Launched in November 2008, the BizSpark program is designed to help accelerate the success of entrepreneurs and early-stage startups globally. The program provides fast and easy access to current, full-featured software development tools and platforms, and a connection to over 2,000 BizSpark Network Partners – including university incubators, hosters, government agencies, investors, consultants and financial institutions – all with a common goal of supporting entrepreneurship. BizSpark startups can also have the opportunity to achieve global visibility to an audience of potential investors, clients, and partners by profiling their company and posting offers and events in the BizSpark online networking hub, BizSpark Connect.

 

Press Contact
Jennifer Jacobson
Director of Public Relations, Retrevo.com
Press “at” retrevo “dot” com