In the Marketplace you will find games and other apps, listed by category. At launch, there aren’t a whole host of apps, but definitely enough to keep you busy – and of course there is the much vaunted Xbox LIVE integration which has got a few lips wet with anticipation.
Purchasing apps – as with much of the Windows Phone 7 experience – requires a free Windows Live or Hotmail account. This will need to be setup with a credit card for you to start paying for things via your mobile.
Downloading and installing these apps – all approved and tested by Microsoft – is pretty fast, and it seems that every available app is either free or has a trial version for you to decide whether you like it or not. Among the initial apps are Last.fm, The Weather Channel, Netflix, IMDb, The Sims 3, Bejeweled, Monopoly, Tetris, and new apps are being introduced daily.
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