Windows Phone 7 to reduce pre-installed apps

Microsoft has decided to put a stop to the often runaway practice of adding bloatware to a new mobile phone which sometimes slows down mobile operations. Such apps are often ignored by users and some are never actually used. New phones running Windows Mobile 6.5.3 have been victims of such practices of late.


Microsoft’s move to limit such apps for Windows Phone 7 has been welcomed from many quarters, according to the Pocketnow website. Hence, when gazing upon the accompanying screenshot, out of the all the apps you can see on the mobile screen, all of those with a ring around them would most probably have been blocked from inclusion.

Some of Microsoft’s stipulations include: maximum of six preloaded applications on the device, not to exceed 60MB; all preloaded apps must pass Marketplace submission process; the application(s) and all future updates must be free of charge; the apps must persist through a 'hard reset'; the application(s) and all future updates must be free of charge…and more.

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