While not a huge number, and we know that the only money changing hands has been between Microsoft and the OEMs. However, it’s still interesting to learn that there are already 3,076 Windows Phone 7 devices floating around the world. Long Zheng, over at istartedsomething.com, uncovered this interesting little fact through a Facebook application that has been designed exclusively to connect Windows Phone 7 devices with Facebook.
In recent weeks, Microsoft has begun showcasing Windows Phone 7 applications of varying quality and usefulness. Additionally, the company is strengthening its portfolio of development tools – including releasing a new beta of the Windows Phone 7 development toolkit, and a set of Photoshop templates, which shows off yet-to-be-released components. Microsoft’s obviously hoping that the large interest in the development toolkits (hundreds of thousands of downloads), along with the free handsets they’ve been handing out, will equate to a substantial application base when Windows Phone 7 launches in later this year (next month if you take LG’s word).
If you’re a Neowinian developer working on a Windows Phone 7 application, share some of your development experiences in the comments below.