Perspective: The Best Apps To Load On Your WP7 Device
"Some people make it a big deal that Apple has 425,000 apps and Android has, by some counts, 250,000. But would you want a television with 400,000 channels or just 100 great ones? The Windows Phone 7 platform has "only" 25,000 apps, and that number will quickly grow once Nokia, one of the most popular handset makers, starts producing devices for the platform later this year. Already, though, the phones are good, if you mix in the right apps."
OK, this will necessarily be somewhat subjective, but Bob Tedeschi over at The New York Times website has published his personal "best of" app list and it's quite fun to read through. There are the standard favorites you would expect to see, like Facebook and Evernote, but there are a couple of apps I have not heard of. You'll have to hit the Read link to see the complete list, but it's worth a few minutes to read through and possibly try out the recommendations.