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Microsoft Offering Free Apps Worth $25 with Every Windows Phone

Software giant Microsoft plans to give a massive boost to its Windows Phone 7 based devices by offering apps and games worth $25 free to people who buy the devices.

In a blog post (opens in new tab), the company said that the offer is valid from November 2 to December 31, 2011. "Through the end of the year, we're giving a prepaid $25 app card to anybody who buys one of the great new Windows Phones now on sale. The prepaid card makes it easy to jump start a new app or game collection," Microsoft said.

The company said that the offer is valid for Windows Phone 7 customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Microsoft said that one card will be given for each Windows Phone and a person can hold up to 5 such cards.

Buyers will have to apply for the card and Microsoft will accept such card requests until Feb. 14. With 40,000 apps in store, there might not be a lot of options, but buyers would definitely welcome such a move.

The Windows Phone 7 platform has already received great reviews and the newly launched Nokia Lumia 800, based on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango platform, has received top marks for its design and functionality.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.