Microsoft has been working hard on their developer tools for their up and coming Windows Phone 7. The beta release of the tools symbolizing that Windows Phone 7 is nearing completion.
The Windows Phone 7 developer tools is available for download now, which offers all developers a chance to start working on a list of applications for when the phone releases later on this year. Although this is still in beta, the developer tools will give users a glimpse of what will be available when the final SDK ships.
Microsoft isn't only shipping out developer tools for Windows Phone 7, but they are starting to ship out pre-production models to most of those who registered for one. The pre-production models will be shipping out next week to developers all around the world. Microsoft is also setting up test labs in major cities to those who won't be receiving a test model, but still want to beta test their applications and games.
If you want to get your hands on the Windows Phone 7 developer tools beta, sign in or register through this website. Developers also looking to get their hands on a pre-production phone for testing purposes, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- Company name, if applicable
- What city/state/country you are located in
- App(s) you plan on developing (category and brief description)