Windows Phone is no longer the lonely nerd in the streaming music cafeteria—Spotify has arrived, and it looks beautiful. »
The Windows Phone 7.5 update finally let third party apps work in the background. Rdio, now in 3.0 and our favorite music player app on Windows Phone not named Zune, has taken full advantage: it can stream music in the background now. WOOHOO. »
Pulse, the slick and pretty RSS reader-ish app on iPhone, Android and iPad, is now available for the equally slick and pretty Windows Phone. If you're not familiar, Pulse takes a bunch of news sources and transforms them into a pretty gorgeous collection of tiles. Reading doesn't have to be a snoozefest, you know. »
A whole heaping of classic Android/iPhone games will be dolloped into the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace come "spring", including Angry Birds (yawn), Sonic the Hedgehog (good for a few more spins), Plants vs Zombies (another yawn), Doodle Jump (fun!), and a few others I can't pass comment on, like geoDefense and Hydro… »
Windows Phone 7 is out, so we're going to review as many awesome and essential apps as we can, live, updating throughout the day. If you're curious about what Windows Phone, this is the place to really check it out. »Ooh, this is like combined with . Fun! And nice looking.
Continuing its neverending march to platform ubiquity, Kindle will officially be available on Windows Phone 7—though maybe not in time for launch. So far Amazon's just saying that the app will be available "later this year," and that it'll come with some unique features including personalized book recommendations on… »
Microsoft really, really doesn't want to talk about numbers when it comes to apps. No one say how many will be available at launch. All I got one Microsoftie to admit is, "It'll be more than iPad at launch." »