Microsoft And LG To Give Away Free Windows Phone 7 Apps

LG has announced that users of its Windows Phone 7-based handsets will be given access to a selection of free applications.

In addition, both LG and Microsoft have agreed upon a deal to subsidise a portfolio of hand-picked applications to be made available to Windows Phone 7 users.

Tech news site PCmag reports that the list of applications will include social connectivity widgets, gaming and utilities.

Microsoft also has plans to replace old applications with new ones every 60 days, and ten free applications worth $30 are likely to be made available to LG’s Windows Phone 7 customers every 60 days through the LG Application Store.

The LG-Microsoft partnership is set to present a great opportunity to developers for the promotion of their products through the Windows Phone 7 marketplace and LG’s Facebook fan page.

Windows Phone 7, which was officially launched on 11 October, will be made available on the LG Quantum and LG Optimus 7 handsets, and is already available on a selection of devices from other manufactures.