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The Top 20 Windows Phone 7 Apps of 2010

The Top 20 Windows Phone 7 Apps of 2010
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Microsoft attempted to remain relevant in the smartphone market by launching Windows Phone 7, its latest mobile platform, back in 2010. Though the OS has struggled to achieve a significant market share, there are still enough apps—and users—for those who are interested in Windows Phone 7's unique stream-based interface.

What follows are the 20 most popular Windows Phone 7 apps of last year. Games dominate the list, with only one utility (a Voice Recorder) standing out from the rest. This is not exactly shocking news, as leisure-based apps dominate the top lists of today's major mobile platforms.

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    cknobman , May 13, 2011 8:29 PM
    Only 1 non gaming app????

    This should be titled "Top 19 Windows Phone Games of 2010"
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    cold fire , May 15, 2011 6:19 PM
    Why is "Chess4All" not in the list? it's very good and free.
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    Anonymous , May 16, 2011 5:39 PM
    Wow. There are already 20 apps for WP7?
    :-P
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    hoofhearted , May 16, 2011 10:16 PM
    If devs could have easily just ported their dx9 code over instead of dealing with Silverlight, then MS might have had a winner.
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    furryfish , May 18, 2011 7:38 AM
    Now I see why WP7 isn't taking off. Awful games and no apps. MS should be releasing some core apps themselves to get the ball rolling. This is a real shame because WP7 looks really nice and seems to have the potential to be a winner.
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    JackFrost860 , May 18, 2011 10:01 PM
    How about a list of just Windows 7 phones?
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    Khimera2000 , May 20, 2011 4:04 AM
    hoofheartedIf devs could have easily just ported their dx9 code over instead of dealing with Silverlight, then MS might have had a winner.


    DX9 can not do all that silverlight can but silverlight can do to an extent what DX9 can. Theres a reason why netflix DRM is silverlight based... and not DX9 based.

    If they took advantage of DX9 then they might still need to use silverlight to take advantage of features that dont exist for DX.

    In the end if they used just silverlight, and got really good at it (since this will most likely be the method to take advantage of hardware features built into upcoming phones).

    its all about cost saving and what is easier in the long run man... not bandaid shortcuts.
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    ianj14 , May 21, 2011 9:06 AM
    cknobmanOnly 1 non gaming app????This should be titled "Top 19 Windows Phone Games of 2010"

    Agreed. As a more business oriented user, where's the app for local Outlook synchronisation? The reason I still use an old Windows Mobile 6.1 dinosaur from HTC is because the local Outlook sync is still there.
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