Windows Phone, IE, Azure in the MIX

If Angry Birds proves popular on the Windows Phone platform, maybe I'll have more confidence in Gartner's predictions that Windows Phone 7 will play runner-up to Google Android in 2015 (yes, pushing Apple's iPhones to #3).

The toolset for building Windows Phone apps is getting more sophisticated and the news coming out of MIX in Las Vegas this week seems to indicate the growing interest in developing for that platform is real and substantial. The Mango platform is an ambitious one, with gobs of support for various HTML5 feature such as listening, and video, as well as native support for SQL Server Compact Edition. Even more awesome, really, is fast app switching.

Speaking of MIX,, if you can't be at the show and want find out more about Windows Phone 7, IE 10 (it was previewed there on an ARM box) and new stuff for Azure, check out the keynotes and whatnot as they happen here.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 04/13/2011 at 11:59 AM


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