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Submission + - Nokia giving developers free E7 and Nokia WP7 hand (engadget.com)

4phun writes: they'll be receiving about $1,000 in free hardware in the form of Nokia's new flagship E7 QWERTY slider and a "Nokia WP7 device" just as soon as it's available. Nokia's also tossing in a few other incentives like free access to the next Nokia World / Nokia Developer Summit, three months free tech support for all Nokia technologies (limited to 10 tickets), a free User Experience evaluation for one app, business development assistance, and help publishing apps on the Ovi store.
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Submission + - Windows Phone 7 Update Adds Multitasking, New Inte (wired.com)

4phun writes: This update is a solid one, and shows that the Windows Phone team is doing what Apple and Google are already doing: quick, small iterations in the OS to bring rapid improvements, instead of the monolithic juggernaut approach of desktop

Windows. It looks pretty good. Hopefully — with the help of Nokia — maybe people will actually start to buy the phones.

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I noticed the free developer tools from Microsoft were already updated over a month ago. The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express package is pretty easy and fun to use, even for Noobs to programming.

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