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No Porn for Windows Phone 7 Users Either

Apple made a huge splash when it pulled porn from the App Store. Whether folks were annoyed about the inconsistency (some apps were pulled while others were allowed to stay), or the fact that they just wanted to see some iBoobs,  there was plenty of annoyed iPhone users and developers.

Maybe that's why Microsoft decided to make things clear from the word go; Ars Technica reports that among the Marketplace rules announced earlier this week is a strict no porn policy. Microsoft's app requirement say no application containing porn or even sexually suggestive content will be allowed.

Developer membership for the Windows Phone 7 store will cost $99 per year. Your hundred bucks will give you the ability to submit as many paid apps as you like and five free applications. Anything past five and you can expect to pay $19.99 per free application you submit.  

There'll also be the ability to provide time-limited trial apps, as well as a range of business models: free, paid, ad-funded, and freemium (basic app is free, premium features will cost you).

  • proxy711
    Freedom again! oh wait it has a browser never mind.
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  • kyeana
    @Microsoft: There is this new open source platform out there, you may have heard of it, called android. It uses java for the code, anyone can code what they want for it, and push it for free to the android market place for free.

    Thus my question: why in the world do you think people would pay you 100$ annually to "have the privilege to code for your OS", especially sense your phone hasn't been released yet and thus has approximately 0.0% market share?!?

    I honestly want to know what they were thinking when they made this decision...
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  • dxwarlock
    maybe 95% of the people using a phone for porn wouldn't use an app, they would use the browser.

    NO EDIT KEY STRIKES AGAIN.
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  • gpace
    Microsoft too? Those concerned (over nothing) parents and politicians are getting too much attention.

    I wonder if they realize what the internet browser can do, or are they going to limit that as well?
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  • dxwarlock
    do the people even making these phone OS's know how they work?
    maybe 5% of the people using a phone for porn wouldn't use an app, they would use the browser.
    seriously hope they don't think "no porn apps" mean the use of it is incapable of porn.

    its got a SB card and movie player....that there says up to 16g of porn for someone that into it.
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  • Maxor127
    Good... now I don't have to read anymore idiotic Jobs/porn comments. In this case, it's not the parents and politicians concerned over nothing, it's the people that actually care about having porn on their mobile devices and are making a big deal out of it. Seriously... you must be a sexual predator if you need access to porn 24/7 at work or on your way to work. Leave the porn at home like normal people.
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  • TunaSoda
    1984
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  • dxwarlock
    Maxor127Good... now I don't have to read anymore idiotic Jobs/porn comments. In this case, it's not the parents and politicians concerned over nothing, it's the people that actually care about having porn on their mobile devices and are making a big deal out of it. Seriously... you must be a sexual predator if you need access to porn 24/7 at work or on your way to work. Leave the porn at home like normal people.way to stereotype and belittle someone by making judgments on their mental state, and claiming they must be sexual deviates of the worst in humanity, based off a post!

    its more about the people selling us things deciding what we want to use them for. I don't have porn on my phone, but I wholly agree if someone wants to use it for that, so be it..its their phone, they own it. who is some dev they never met to decide what they want/need on their phone?
    I don't keep MP3's on my phone either..what if they decided "no mp3's shall be allowed to be added to the phone, as we dont like music" Id be upset also for those that do.
    would you take the same stance? or call music lovers some sort of social outcasts for desiring music to listen to while at work, causing them to be less productive and distracted also?
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  • ta152h
    It's kind of strange for Microsoft, which has become very respected in porn loving circles for their porn surfer known as Bing.

    I wonder why these companies feel like this is a good business decision. I guess there are a lot of parents who are concerned about this and they are buying the phones. Nothing else makes much sense. I guess it is very common for parents to buy these types of phones for kids, and porn is a big deterrent.
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  • I'm with Kyeana. Google doesn't charge anything to develop and publish Android apps, and M$ doesn't yet have any `mobile app store` market share. Unless they somehow develop an Apple-like cult following overnight, it's ridiculous for them to treat developers the same way Apple does.
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