Angry Birds, Hydro Thunder Go, Sonic, Plants vs Zombies, Geo Defense and Doodle Jump coming soon to Windows Phone 7

Ready for some new AAA Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live enabled games? Microsoft has just officially announced that Angry Birds, Hydro Thunder Go, Sonic, Plants vs Zombies, Geo Defense and Doodle Jump are going to be released in the coming weeks. Apart from Geo Defense which was announced back in March of last year (as part of the initial Xbox Live games line up) the rest of the games list here are officially confirmed by Microsoft for the first time.

Six Weeks of Smash Hit Games

Delivering on the promise to bring a fresh catalog of fun, quality games on Windows Phone 7, we’re proud to announce our exciting collection of Must Have Games — six weeks of smash hit games you don’t want to miss. No matter what kind of games you enjoy, the lineup of Must Have Games has something for you, delivering the biggest names in mobile games complete with Xbox LIVE Achievements, leaderboards, and more.

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Finally a Windows Phone 7 TV ad that doesn’t suck

You all probably know by now that I’m far from being a fan of Microsoft’s current Windows Phone 7 marketing campaign. Unfortunately the company doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to come up with something fresh and new right now but AT&T and Samsung did grace us with a short TV ad that flashy and that shows the product and it’s third-party applications (update: This new ad is apparently part of Microsoft’s new Marketing push in the US as they are now sending links to it to the press and also WP7 users). What do you guys (and gals?) think about it? It this how Microsoft should advertise the product or did you really think that the “Really?” ad campaign was good enough? Check out the Samsung Focus ad after the break:

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Windows Phone 7 developers now allowed to submit 100 free applications instead of only 5


If you are a registered Windows Phone 7 developers you have probably already received the monthly newsletter last night which contains a small piece of information that may be important in the longer run. Developers can now submit up to 100 free applications per year up from the previous 5 free application limit that was applicable since the launch of the platform.

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