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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

Netflix

Developer: Netflix
Category: entertainment
Free

Your Netflix account for your Windows Phone 7 handset, including the ability to instantly watch streaming TV shows and movies from Netflix. It's part of the Netflix unlimited membership. Zune reviewers praise the "cool," easy-to-navigate pivots, 'flawless' video performance, good performance over both Wi-Fi and cellular connections. Currently not available for UK users, sadly.

PC Connector

Developer: RBear.net
Category: tools
$4.99 (£3.14); free trial

You need to add a client to your PC, as well as this app on your Windows Phone: then you can download/upload files remotely, email files from your PC, manage multiple downloads from your PC and the web. One user, in the reviews section, says the app works exactly as advertised but is not for the faint of heart: he had to fiddle with the configuration of his home wireless router to get it working. And the app's user interface is 'weird' but 'it works'.

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