Enterprise Mobility: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Apps Include Twitter, Netflix, OpenTable
Microsofts Windows Phone 7 Apps Include Twitter, Netflix, OpenTable
by Nicholas Kolakowski
Microsoft designed Windows Phone 7s Marketplace Hub to compete against similar offerings from Google and Apple.
Twitters Windows Phone 7 app mimics offerings for other smartphone platforms, letting users Tweet their latest info.
Microsofts Xbox Live Hub will give users access to games and their digital avatars.
Use Windows Phone 7 to find a table or simply check out restaurants.
Shazam allows users to identify ambient music (via the phones microphone), and then buy tracks directly from Zune Marketplace.
Search for items, bid for items and check your activity while on the run.
Star Wars: Battle for Hoth
Given Microsofts pushing Windows Phone 7 as a consumer device, its little surprise that one of the platforms first high-profile games would come from a brand such as "Star Wars."
"The Sims" is another video-game brand that Microsoft seems intent on pushing at Windows Phone 7s launch.
Kraft iFood Assistant Plus
This application offers food ideas and recipes.
The popular film/TV info Website now comes in mobile form.
This classic game tasks you with getting the frog across the road, without getting it splattered by a truck.
Fandango offers a portable way to watch movie trailers, read reviews and buy tickets.
Windows Phone 7 users will be able to stream content via this Netflix app.
Microsoft is relying on Windows Phone 7s Office Hub to provide a lot of users mobile productivity functions. However, its also encouraging developers to build productivity apps for the platform.