Windows Phone 7 won't be out until the end of the year - meanwhile, whet your appetite with a look at some of the cool apps waiting in the wings.

Microsoft's newest mobile phone OS, Windows Phone 7, won't be released until the end of the year, but Microsoft is already teasing us with some of the phone's app possibilities.

At its Mix10 conference for web designers and developers, Microsoft showed off several prototype or in-development apps using either Silverlight or XNA Game Studio.

Here's a preview of what to expect from Windows Phone 7 apps.

AP Mobile

The launching point for news from the Associated Press includes the ability to Digg and comment on stories.

Turns out, the AP isn't so web-averse as long as it's controlling the content.

Hush Hush

Forget the old-school paper diary hidden under the bed.

Hush Hush lets you pull photos, audio and video on to its digital pages and includes password protection from prying eyes.

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