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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).