Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 17:56 UTC
Windows Can you believe it's been only six months since Microsoft first unveiled its brand-new and most likely last-ditch effort to regain some significance in the smartphone market? Well, today the company announced that the Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools will go gold September 16, and applications submissions will be accepted from early October onwards.
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x platform development?
by bnolsen on Tue 24th Aug 2010 01:04 UTC
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

I guess development will be "cross platform" for winxp, vista and win7.

That's a big part of the problem...they will follow Apple on this one and try to use their mobile phone platform to lock in more developers. I guess many are locked in now anyways so the effect isn't as big a deal. It just makes me loath yet another platform.

From this standpoint I'd say nokia's QT strategy is most appealing, allowing the most work to be done with the developer's platform of choice before having to switch over to device specifics.

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