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NFL Helping Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Chase Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Those guys in the NFL are fast (think Chris Johnson type-of-fast). Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) could use some of that speed in its attempt to chase down Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in the app game.

We all know that one of the primary benefits of using an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone or iPad is the access to the best apps in the world. Developers want to make money, and they are able to increase their chance of doing so by focusing their time and resources on the Apple platform.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Credit Tim Cook for continuing to push the Apple App Store to new levels.

Although Apple may be the leader in this space, Microsoft Corporation and Steve Ballmer wants to catch u in the near future. It has a lot of ground to make up, but continues to push forward.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Gets Boost from NFL

It may only be the preseason, but football fans are getting excited about what is to come in the following months. Will Tom Brady have what it takes to get the Patriots back on the map? Can Joe Flacco produce at a high level once again in 2013?

Here is an even bigger question: will NFL Mobile for Windows Phone 8 devices be a big hit?

We already know that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) users have access to this app and have fallen in love. Whether or not Microsoft users feel the same way is yet to be seen.

According to the company’s official blog, the re-designed app offers more features than ever before, including real-time scores, highlight clips, player news and analysis and much more.

In the past, this app was only available to Verizon subscribers. Not any more. Now, anybody using a Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone 8 can get in on the action.

Don’t wait for the season to start before considering this app. It will not cost you any money and can be downloaded at the Windows Phone Store.

If Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) plans on catching Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in terms of app volume, sales, and revenue, it needs to move with the speed of a wide receiver, not a fat offensive lineman.

With plenty of premium features, Microsoft Windows Phone users will be able to keep tabs on their favorite players – from Peyton Manning to Aaron Rodgers to Tony Romo – all from their smartphone.

Check out the video below for more on Windows Phone 8:

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