Windows Phone Marketplace – try before you buy, app partners confirmed

Microsoft has outed some more details on its Windows Phone 7 apps and the yet to launch Windows Phone Marketplace during a keynote speech at Mix 2010.

Microsoft has outed some more details on its Windows Phone 7 apps and the yet to launch Windows Phone Marketplace during a keynote speech at Mix 2010.

We already heard about some of the hardware partners at MWC in Barcelona, but the Big M was quick to namecheck the software partners its got on board too, including FourSquare, Pandora, Shazam, EA and the Associated Press.

Sling Media has also been connected to the platform, which as Electricpig points out, suggests we'll be seeing SlingPlayer Mobile on Windows Phone. With apps already in place for Windows Mobile, Symbian, Palm OS, iPhone and BlackBerry, this allows Slingbox owners to watch their TV content away from home over either Wi-fi or 3G – handy for when you're lacking a hotspot.

Microsoft also let us in on the fact that users will be able to give applications a try from within the Marketplace, without needing to download them, and pay for them using your credit card or adding the cost to your phone bill.

No word on when the Windows Phone Marketplace would be going live, but we'll be keeping our ear to the ground for the latest as it happens. Keep checking back to Stuff.tv for all the news on Windows Phone, and let us know if you're looking forward to a new era of WinMo below.

Via: Gizmodo

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