My Samsung Focus finally arrived a couple of weeks ago (see Windows Phone 7 – Where are you?), now I am just waiting for my Developer Registration to be approved so I can “Developer Unlock” the phone.
As a .NET developer the cool thing about the Windows Phone 7 platform is that it uses a programming paradigm that I am familiar with. Regular applications for the phone are built in Silverlight while games are built with the XNA Framework, both of which are part of the .NET Framework.
I have downloaded the Windows Phone SDK and the Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 Toolkit and I have started to experiment with the Silverlight side of the SDK.
As I am still waiting for my Developer Registration to be approved I cannot directly use my phone to test and debug, but the included emulator is quite good (see right).
Once my Developer Registration is approved I can list applications that I create in the Marketplace – the registration allows developers to list up to 5 free applications and an unlimited number of paid applications.
I am not sure yet what I will be doing, but one thing I do know - I will be blogging about it as I go.