LG teams up with Microsoft to offer 10 Windows Phone 7 applications for free every 60 days

LG is really taking Windows Phone 7 seriously it seems. The company has teamed up with Microsoft to offer 10 Windows Phone 7 applications for free every 60 days if you have an LG Optimus 7 or LG Optimus 7 Q / Quatum device. This is approximately $30 of apps from a range of categories (social, games entertainment etc..) and frankly that kinda rocks in my opinion. Full press release after the break:

LG Owners to Get Free Access to Popular Windows Phone 7 Applications

LG and Microsoft collaborate on developer program for a new mobile platform.

SEOUL, South Korea — Nov. 4, 2010 — LG Electronics (LG) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) announced today that they are teaming up to provide customers with a free selection of quality applications for LG customers with Windows Phone 7 handsets. LG and Microsoft will subsidize a revolving portfolio of hand-picked applications, providing free access to quality applications that take advantage of the unique features and design of Windows Phone 7.

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 $30 (U.S.) 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 the Mobile Communications (MC) Marketing Strategy Team at LG. “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 has also developed several free applications that are either available only in the LG section of the Marketplace (for LG device owners) or freely available to every WP7 users ( like the Workout Tracker application). The company is doing an awesome job so far.

source: Microsoft

  • http://twitter.com/argenys argenys

    Do you think they will bring these practices to other platforms as well or just another plus of WP7?

  • bigfoot

    If only they had good looking handsets.

  • BucksterMcgee

    AMEN brother!

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Well, I find the Optimus 7 attractive…It is a lot better inr eal life than in pictures and videos. Really good build quality.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    The only other comparable platform is Android and the Android Market is kind of a mess given that Google doesn’t seem to have much control over the platform. So I think that this kind of stuff is only possible on WP7 irght now.

  • eric95c

    I’ve seen on some other website that the Optimus 7 got a micro sd extension, so we could put another card of 32Gb together with the 16Gb nand included, is that right? Do you know something about this case?

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    From what I have seen there’s no micro-sd slot in the Optimus 7.

  • eric95c

    Ok thanks a lot for your answer ;)
    I did see this on Anandtech preview but I’ve never seen any photo and so many review website doesn’t talk about it also so I think they’re making a mistake.
    Thank you again!!