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In pictures: Windows Phone 7 features and apps

Just what will the new mobile OS offer?

Windows Phone 7 is unlike any iteration of Windows Mobile we've seen before. From the stylish Zune interface to Xbox Live integration to brand-new third-party apps, Windows Phone 7 deserves a closer look.

IMDb for Windows Phone 7

Aside from its partnerships in the gaming world, Microsoft has teamed up with some big names to bring other apps specially optimised for Windows Phone 7. The IMDb app has a slew of new features, including daily application tile image updates, panorama views, and the ability to receive IMDb movie recommendations by shaking the phone.

Slacker Radio

One of the best radio apps, Slacker, comes preloaded on the HTC HD7 phone. The Slacker app takes full advantage of the unique features of Windows Phone 7. According to Slacker, one of these features is a 'parallax effect', which allows the foreground and background to move at different speeds as you swipe left and right. Sadly, it's only for use in the US at the moment.

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