Good time to have a Lumia as you’re about to get some nice apps. Let’s start with the biggie and that’s Zynga. “an exciting new partnership with Zynga is announced that will make hit games like Words With Friends and Draw Something available for Lumia smartphone owners for a couple of months.” So that is not an all-inclusive list. Expect Zynga titles to come to Windows Phones and they will come as Lumia exclusives and then, presumably, be available to all Windows Phone users after an exclusive period (I think three months is what we’ve heard in the past). Nokia states:

“From the autumn, you will be able to download Zynga’s world-beating games, Words With Friends and Draw Something, for your Lumia. For a couple of months after launch, both these games will be available in the Nokia Collection before releasing generally on Windows Phone Marketplace.”

Wish they’d square off those rounded edges and make it look more Metro-ish but I guess it is what it is. That’s just the start of the Lumia goodies though, with these starting this week coming in phases:

Camera Extras

This new camera app enhances your smartphone’s camera considerably. It adds new settings that will allow you to take pictures that you’ve never been able to take before.

  • Smart Group Shot: Capture great group shots in just one attempt by choosing the best faces from a burst
  • Action Shot: Capture fast-moving action shots with just one click and significantly improved shooting speed
  • Panorama: This new control feature makes it easy to capture beautiful panorama shots by finding the image in the sequence
  • Self-timer: Set up your Lumia on a stand and get yourself into more photos

This will be available in Marketplace for the US and China by June 22nd. It will be available for all other countries in July.

Contact Share

Tired of writing out phone numbers and contact information to pass onto a friend? This new app is a quick and easy way of sharing your contacts via SMS or email.

Counters

Counters is an innovative way of monitoring your Lumia usage and even setting up limits. This is particularly useful where you have call-time or data allowances from your operator

and to make sure you do not incur extra costs.

Contact Share and Counters will in Marketplace for China by June 22nd. It will be available for all other countries by July.

PlayTo

Many of us now have several devices, such as a TVs or Blu-Ray players, connected to a network. PlayTo will allow you to share pictures, videos and music from your Lumia smartphone to other DLNA –enabled devices on your network.

PlayTo will be in Marketplace globally by June 22nd.

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