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Windows Phone 7 developer tools beta released

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 wp7req@microsoft.com 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)
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