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October 27, 2011
Windows Phone Developer Blog

Exciting News for Developers at Nokia World

At Nokia World yesterday, Nokia unveiled two new amazing Windows Phones; the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710. Today, Nokia’s Head of Developer Ecosystem, Marco Argenti and I delivered a keynote where we detailed the fresh new opportunity that Nokia and Microsoft have created by establishing a third ecosystem.

Following months of excitement and anticipation, Marco was finally able to give developers a true end-to-end view of the Nokia developer opportunity. He showed off a range of beautiful new phones, unveiled a variety of new apps and services and clearly articulated how Nokia is combining innovation and marketing acumen to create an unmatched global developer opportunity.

For my part, I am honored to be at Nokia World to show developers the unique advantages of the Windows Phone app platform and Metro UI. I used my portion of the keynote to explain how we’re delivering on our three key platform goals;

1. Enabling end user customization through a thriving and safe marketplace that features thousands of compelling apps and games

2. Giving developers what they want most; fun, fame and financial reward

3. Enabling cloud scenarios with one stack that connects multiple device types via the cloud.

When you put all of these pieces together, you begin to really appreciate how powerful the Nokia + Microsoft relationship is for developers. There’s simply nothing like it. And we’re just getting warmed up!

Read more on the Nokia Developer site, here.

Matt Bencke
GM, Windows Phone Apps