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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

Fast Message

Devloper: Freier Niels
Category: productivity
$0.99 (62p); free trial

This app creates and saves templates for SMS and emails. You can pick a template and send it, instead of typing, yet again, 'In a meeting, call you back later'.

Flickr Manager

Developer: Asim Goheer
Category: photos

User reviews on Zune praise the clean user interface, ease of use, and wealth of features to fully manage your Flickr account and photos. Some say it can be slow in viewing pics.


  1. Useful, innovative and unique
  2. Congress
  3. Fast Message
  4. GoVoice
  5. Loopt
  6. Netflix
  7. Shazam
  8. WeatherBug

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