Even after our current poll totally undecided which Windows Phone 7 to take? Well, maybe LG's and Microsoft's recent announcement helps you to make your mind. The company's yesterday announced that they are teaming-up to provide LG customers with a Windows Phone 7 device a free selection of quality applications. LG and Microsoft will subsidize a revolving portfolio of hand-picked applications and will offer Windows Phone 7 applications across popular categories - including social connectivity, gaming and helpful utilities - ensuring that customers have access to the applications they value most.
Ten free applications with a value of more than US$ 30 will be given away every 60 days. LG's Windows Phone 7 customers can download these applications for free (for a period of 60 days) via LG Application Store, which will be accessible directly from LG Windows Phone 7 models.
Furthermore, selected Windows Phone application developers will be provided with exclusive marketing opportunities and resources to promote their applications with LG. Developers of selected applications will benefit from promotional support through LG's marketing presence and Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace. LG will promote the new applications through in-store sales events and on the LG Mobile Global Facebook page, creating a larger market for developers and bringing them closer to their audiences.
What's more, LG will also be offering its Windows Phone 7 customers free access to even more applications developed directly by the company. These applications will also be available from the LG Application Store and will span social networking services, such as Type n Walk and Voice SNS, as well as practical tools like Subway AR.
LG and Microsoft's developer program will kick off in November, for today's owners of a LG Optimus 7, the free downloads are already available from the LG apps.
Cheers ~ Arne