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As an enterprise software developer I frequently visit conferences
like the Microsoft Dev Days,
the VSLive! and the DevConnections. The last few times, a lot of sessions were
dedicated to Windows Phone 7 development.
I really wanted to get my hands dirty and start developing, so when my Nokia 97
passed over to the other side, I decided to replace it by a Windows 7 Phone: The
Why the Samsung Omnia 7? It had the best specs of Windows 7 phones available in
the Netherlands at that time. Luckily for me it lives up to its promise :)
Although the first version of the Windows Phone 7 OS misses a lot of basic features
such as being able to install a custom ringtone, the phone is running more stable
than the Nokia N97 Symbian phone.
I do have to note here that Vodafone versions of the Symbian OS updates with bugfixes
were always a few months late, so that also didn't really increase user experience
I always used to have Noka Phones (Nokia 5110, 3210, 3310, 8120, 6310, 6310i, 6820)
(ok, ok... I've tried Sony Ericsson once)
because I think the hardware quality is great. So I was happily surprised to hear
that Nokia is about to replace the Symbian OS by Windows 7 phone OS. Big chance
that my next phone will be a Nokia again!
Anyway... I got myself a Dev Hub account and I started experimenting. While experimenting
I really became aware of all the possibilities there are, and I wanted to do more.
Although I think Windows Phone 7 development will have the main focus, I didn't
want to narrow the scope to just Windows 7 Phone, although I'm not sure what other
things will arise. Time will tell :)