Microsoft: No Porn In Windows Phone 7 MarketplaceS

There are a lot of things to be excited about in Windows Phone 7. Pornography—or anything "sexually suggestive"—won't be among them. In a preemptive strike against in-app boobs, Microsoft's application certification requirements mandate squeaky clean content.

In many ways it's a smart move for Microsoft, especially in light of the backlash that hit Apple for retroactively banishing mature content from the App Store. The explicit language forbidding explicit content:

"Images that are sexually suggestive or provocative, Content that generally falls under the category of pornography, or Content that a reasonable person would consider to be adult or borderline adult content."

Other, non titillating tidbits that have emerged about the Marketplace: developers will have to pay the same $99 membership fee they do with Apple—for the same 70/30 revenue split—allowing them to submit unlimited paid apps and up to five free ones. Additional free apps will cost $20.

Sorry, pornography apps. You were too beautiful sexually suggestive for this world. [Ars Technica via Fleshbot]