The most popular apps for Windows Phone 7

A choice selection of games, maps, office productivity and media apps for Microsoft's smartphone platform


With Wednesday's announcement that Angry Birds has finally launched for Windows Phone 7, it seems Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace has finally arrived.

Windows Phone 7 is adding apps at a breakneck pace, according to On May 29, the platform reached 20,000 apps and a month later it now boasts nearly 23,000 apps. Three thousand new apps in a month isn't bad, even though it pales in comparison to, say, Android Market, which is now adding 30,000 new apps per month.

We wondered what other hot apps we would find among Microsoft's most popular apps list. So we sifted through them to showcase the most interesting ones. Most of these apps are available on other smartphone platforms as well.