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16 (mostly) free starter apps for Windows Phone 7

Useful, innovative and unique

Here's our pick of the most useful and interesting apps from Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Marketplace hub

The Windows Phone Marketplace now has more than a 1,000 apps for handsets running its latest mobile platform, Windows Phone 7.

In alphabetical order, here's what stood out for us, in usefulness, innovation, and in exploiting the unique qualities of Microsoft's innovative mobile user interface. (Or access Marketplace via Microsoft Zune software on your PC.)

Adobe Reader

Developer: Adobe Systems
Category: Productivity
Free

Windows Phone 7 doesn't yet support Adobe Flash for video, but this version of Adobe Reader (9.0) lets your phone open PDF files from email, the web and the phone. Supports full range of PDF specifications, and multi-touch gestures, in portrait and landscape views.

AuthAnvil Softokens

Developer: Scorpion Software
Category: business
Free

Use this app to turn your Windows Phone into a two-factor authentication device. It creates unique one-time passwords for logging into stuff like Windows servers, and provides credentials for VPNs, WLANs and web applications, including Outlook web access and SharePoint. Required: corporate subscription to the vendor's service.

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