Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

Summary: Check out the launch of my Windows Phone 7 Wednesday application recommendation feature that includes the Kindle and eWallet apps with a couple of game choices.

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I read on Twitter or on some other site that Wednesdays were a big day for regular updates in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace (apps are released every day too) so this encouraged me to start a new weekly feature in 2011 called Windows Phone 7 Wednesday where I give you my take on the top 5 apps released that week. I recently wrote that the Marketplace passed the 5,000 app level and we now see it just passed 5,600 apps one week later.

There are a ton of great apps and it is quite exciting for Windows Phone 7 owners at the moment. You may have found apps that you are happy with and there are WAY too many for me to even begin to cover all the good ones, but I do have my five favorites for this week of new releases.

  1. Amazon Kindle: This choice was a no brainer for an ebook reader like myself and as I showed in my video walk through the app is quite good and will bring ebook reading pleasure to many folks. The Kindle app is available for free.
  2. eWallet GO!: I started using Ilium Software applications many years ago on Palm OS and Pocket PC devices so I was quite excited to hear they brought their first Windows Phone 7 application to market with eWallet GO! I paid the $4.99 price and plan to start using it regularly. eWallet GO! is a password, account, credit cards, etc. electronic wallet application that lets you backup and restore via Dropbox or Google Docs.
  3. PAC-MAN: PAC-MAN has always been one of my favorite video games and now Namco Bandai Games bring this classic to Xbox LIVE. PAC-MAN costs $4.99, but you can also try it out and see how the on screen joystick controller works with all of the great sounds you remember as a kid.
  4. ESPN Newsreader: This app is based on RSS feeds from ESPN, but it is optimized for Windows Phone 7 and IMHO is much better than trying to browse the ESPN website. It is available for free and if you are a sports fan then you may want to try it out.
  5. Tower Bloxx: New York: Games are awesome on Windows Phone 7 and another Xbox LIVE title this week is Tower Bloxx: New York. It is available for just $2.99 and is a sequel to a very popular tower building game.

With the Kindle and eWallet GO! releases there are very few apps left I am looking for. A couple I can think of include a really good Bible application (come on Olive Tree) and Evernote (they stated a version is coming this Winter). What is missing from the Marketplace for you?

Do you see something else I should have included in my list this week? What are your favorite Windows Phone 7 apps?

Topics: Operating Systems, Microsoft, Mobility, Software, Windows

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  • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

    I was waiting on the Kindle app as well. Now, I'm waitingo on:

    *Evernote
    *a call manager/blocker
    *turn-by-turn GPS directions (come on Bing or Waze)
    *a good looking sports score app
    DalyDose
    • Evernote

      @DalyDose

      I think is coming this year sometime. Ed Bott had this on a tweet of his

      "A brand new Windows Phone 7 version of Evernote will launch this winter " http://is.gd/k6cOy
      The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

      @DalyDose select the maps application, select the search icon, say the name of the location you are looking for and it will give you turn by turn directions.
      jgoodwin1967
  • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

    GPS
    Pandora
    Several bank apps
    BR999
  • Windows Phone 7 Wednesday

    Oh dear, This won't sit well with a few folks here ;)
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
  • Skype for me!

    Lack of Skype is unfortunately a showstopper. In every other way, WP7 is superior to iOS.
    NonZealot
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

      @NonZealot Yet you're using an iPhone.

      Cue the double standard.
      cyberslammer2
      • I bought my iPhone before WP7 came out

        @cyberslammer2
        MS actually innovated with the WP7 UI instead of just using a boring old grid of icons.
        NonZealot
  • Windows Phone 7 Flopday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

    Keep on trying Windows Phone 7...you might make it to the top of the bargain bin along with your buddy Kin.
    cyberslammer2
    • The stats just aren't on your side!!!!

      @cyberslammer2
      WP7 sold faster than iPhone did when it came out.

      WP7's marketplace is growing at a faster rate than Apple's.

      WP7 is a huge success, not only technically but also sales wise!

      And I'm so happy that this is burning you up inside. :)
      NonZealot
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

      @cyberslammer2

      Your probably just jealous that you recently renewed your contract with your iphone and so you're not eligible to get a windows phone 7.
      Whether you like it or not, wp7 will be the fastest growing OS this year.
      mikroland
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

      @cyberslammer2 I'm just curious. Just about how much sleep have you lost cumulatively over the fear of WP7 success? Based on your dedication to posting anti-WP7 garbage on the talkback of every single WP7 article on ZDNet, it must be quite a bit. :-)
      Tiggster
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

      @cyberslammer2

      Your bizarre obsession with Microsoft and your desire to convince yourself that everything they do is a failure would make an excellent case study in Abnormal Psychology
      Doctor Demento
      • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

        @Doctor Demento

        I had a good laugh.
        Thanks
        live.tiles
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

      @cyberslammer2 You know bonehead February is almost here and you had predictions. Let me know how that crow tastes with egg...
      ItsTheBottomLine
  • My wish list is short

    Why oh why won't someone write a good Turn by Turn GPS navatation app? Sure there is the one that ATT wants me to use but $10 a month, forgetaboutit. If I forget my old windows 6 phone with iNav on it I'll pay the $4 a day to ATT but really. So if your about to write another fart app for Windows 7 please reconsider and write a navigation app, if you really want you can let it fart from time to time.
    pllamonica9
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

      @pllamonica@... select the maps application, select the search icon, say the name of the location you are looking for and it will give you turn by turn directions.
      jgoodwin1967
  • RE: Windows Phone 7 Wednesday; Kindle included in top 5 new apps

    I like the free Bible app from Paul Avery in my Ipod Touch because of the Bible reading plan (my goal to read the whole Bible in a year). For now I use a free Bible app with NIV in my WP7 at church but for my reading plan, I use the one in the Touch.
    TestMonkey
  • MLB.TV and NBA League Pass

    I really want to see the MLB.TV and NBA League Pass apps brought to WP7. That would make me VERY happy! :-)
    Tiggster
  • Amazon App...

    But, I have sources that it may be available by next week's edition of Windows Phone 7 Wednesday.
    dmcarson