Customers have begun ordering the HTC Trophy, the first Windows Phone 7 device to come to Verizon Wireless.
The HTC Trophy is available online at www.verizonwireless.com, and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on June 2.
There are special offers Verizon is offering a $50 rebate and a free Xbox console game worth up to $60 (Xbox offer expires July 15). Microsoft, meanwhile, is offering $40 off Office 2010 to anyone who picks up a phone by June 30.
HTC Trophy customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package.
See HTC Trophy™ Brings Windows Phone 7 To Verizon Wireless for more details.
Getting Started on Windows Phone Development
Whether you’re a new or existing Windows Phone developer, now is the perfect time to take the next step and be what’s next in mobile. The checklist is simple:
- Register on App Hub at http://create.msdn.com. You’ll find training videos, labs, and free developer tools.
- Start a Windows Phone project and get ready for Mango with the new Beta Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1
- Sign up for free technical and marketing support for your Windows Phone application on Microsoft Platform Ready.
ISV Videos on Windows Phone 7
For videos on how other ISVs got started developing for Windows Phone 7, see:
- XNA Game Development on Windows Phone 7 in One Sitting
- Windows Phone 7 Game Begins Life in WPF -- Now a Silverlight, Ad Supported App
- Talking with Karmak.com about business applications on Windows Phone 7
- BinaryDads talk about building applications for Windows Phone 7
- Game Design and Development in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7
- Credit Card Processing for Windows Phone 7 on Windows Azure
- Crowd-Sourcing Public Sector App for Windows Phone, Azure
- Teenager Makes Money Writing Windows Phone 7 Apps with AdCenter
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation