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LG, Microsoft to Provide FreeAppsEverySixtyDays for Windows Phone 7 Phones
Users of LG’s upcoming Windows Phone 7
Series phones will be in luck, as LG Electronics and Microsoft Corp have announced an agreement to provide LG’s customers with a selection of ten Windows Phone 7 apps every sixty days from Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace. App developers will get exclusive marketing opportunities from the program, and users will get quality apps from a variety of popular categories for free.
LG and Microsoft will offer Windows Phone 7 applications across popular categories – including social connectivity, gaming and helpful utilities– ensuring that customers have access to the applications they value most. Ten free applications with a value of more than USD 30 will be given away every 60 days. LG’s Windows Phone 7 customers can download these applications for free (for a period of 60 days) via LG Application Store, which will be accessible directly from LG Windows Phone 7 models.
Selected Windows Phone application developers will be provided with exclusive marketing opportunities and resources to promote their applications with LG. Developers of selected applications will benefit from promotional support through LG’s marketing presence and Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace. LG will promote the new applications through in-store sales events and on the LG Mobile Global Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/bltMvp), creating a larger market for developers and bringing them closer to their audiences.
“When we pledged early last year to support Microsoft’s smartphone strategy, we knew we were making a decision that had the potential to generate ripples in the ecosystem,” said Chang Ma, Vice President of Mobile Communications (MC) Marketing Strategy Team. “Microsoft’s commitment to the developer community is well known and respected in the industry, and we look forward to seeing this partnership with Microsoft lead to greater things.”
“We built the new Windows Phone Marketplace to create new business opportunities for developers and partners alike,” said Brandon Watson, director for Windows Phone at Microsoft. “This collaboration with LG creates a win-win situation for consumers and developers and will further showcase the variety of quality games and applications available on Windows Phone 7.”
What’s more, LG will also be offering its Windows Phone 7 customers free access to even more applications developed directly by the company. These applications will also be available from the LG Application Store and will span social networking services, such as Type n Walk and Voice SNS, as well as practical tools like Subway AR.
LG and Microsoft’s developer program will kick off in November. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/LGMobileHQ.