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Windows Phone 7 marketplace will be a porn free zone

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Windows Phone 7 marketplace will be a porn free zone

Microsoft has officially announced new polices for their Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Their newly published application certification requirements state that there will be no pornographic, or “sexually suggestive” content allowed in the marketplace.

Microsoft is being smart about things in order to avoid making the same mistakes as Apple did earlier this year. Here’s the scoop:

“Images that are sexually suggestive or provocative, content that generally falls under the category of pornography, or content that a reasonable person would consider to be adult or borderline adult content.”

In non-porn related news, developers will have to pay a $99 annual membership with a 70/30 split similar to the Apple store and five free applications. The marketplace will however offer various types of trial modes.

Unlike Apple’s store, the Marketplace will also include a mechanism to allow time-limited trial modes. Marketplace applications will be able to use a range of business models: free, paid, ad-funded, and freemium (where basic functionality is free, and premium features are unlocked for a fee).

Via [Gizmodo]

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