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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

Shazam

Developer: Shazam Entertainment Ltd
Category: entertainment
Free

Formerly also on Windows Mobile, Shazam lets you use your phone's microphone to 'hear' a music track, even a song on a movie soundtrack. Shazam then identifies it almost instantly, and can link you to Microsoft's Zune music and media service for detailed info, purchase and download.

Twitter

Developer:Twitter
Category: social
Version 1.0.0.0
Free

At this writing, there are about two dozen reviews of this app and 17 give it a 5-star rating. It's generally praised for performance, wealth of features, the clean Windows Phone 7 interface.


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