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7 Best Free Windows Mobile Apps

The battle for becoming the best smartphone operating system among android, ios and windows is getting fiercer day by day and we as the end customers are on the receiving side. There are new phones and applications which are launched everyday on all major platforms for mobile. Today Android and iOS have the major share in the mobile operating system but Microsoft is trying catching up with them and make up for the lost ground.

Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 7 introduced the tile based “Metro” design which is also the main core design element of the Windows 8. With the new 7.5 update from Microsoft, also known as Mango update Windows devices has got many new features which includes improved web browser, Xbox Live Multiplayer Support, Live Tiles, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook integration and much more.

According to Microsoft there are about 30000 apps that are available in the marketplace of windows and the company has advised its developers to develop the apps keeping in mind the existing Windows Mobile 7.5 platform and Windows 8 platform. Today we will tell you about some of the best apps which are hand-picked from the marketplace that have stunned us with their functionality and experience. So here are 7 Best Free Windows Mobile Apps :

1. Tango Video Calls: This app allows you to make and receive free phone and video calls over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connections. The receiver must also have Tango installed on his/her device. Some of the other benefits of the app are cross platform support, substantial amount of savings and automatic addition of friends who have Tango installed on their devices. You can also send invitations to your friends. Moreover this app is available for free in the windows phone marketplace.

2. TuneIn Radio: This is a radio streaming service which is an extension of the RadioTime, a catalogue of the internet radio stations all over the world. You can add your own station and pin them according to your own convenience.  There are more than 50000 stations and more than 1.2 million on demand streams to choose from.

3. Sky Sports News: This app brings in all the latest news from all over the world and also keeps you updated with the live scores, tables and much more. The app has a dedicated sports section which brings in all the latest news  from the world of sports. Besides this, there is an exclusive video content which is available only for the users of this app. This app is available for free from the windows marketplace.

4. Facebook: The windows phone already offers a lot of integration with the social networks and this leave a little functionality which this app can offer. But nevertheless this app is still worthy to find a place in our list. This app can help you check images, view groups, pin places and friends as live tiles so that you are updated about their status and much more. This app can be obtained for free from the marketplace.

5. Allrecipes: This app is an introduction from the number 1 food website in the world. Thousands of recipes from the home chefs along with their images and reviews are available for free in your smartphone. You can also add any variation to the recipes which makes this app much more fun. This app is also available for free from the marketplace.

6. RunKeeper: This app uses the GPS technology to keep a track of your fitness activity thereby giving you complete results similar to that which are delivered by an expensive GPS watch. The simple and interactive interface allows you to keep track of all the activities along with a personal dashboard that stores all the historical activities on the official website of the app. The Google or Bing maps can also be integrated into the application.

7. Wikitude: This app is basically a reality browser which would really help you when you are in some unknown territory. This app has been voted as the best reality browser in 2009, 2010 and 2011. All you have to do is to take a snapshot of the place where you are with the camera and the app will explore this place with Augmented Reality (AR) technology. You can also search through Wikipedia, Google, Bing, Yahoo, YouTube and other places. You can easily find ATMs, restaurants, gas stations and much more. This app is available for free in windows phone marketplace.

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Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009. You can follow him on twitter @akshayable.

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