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patterns & practices Developer Center

patterns & practices Developer Center

April 2012


How do you build applications targetting the latest generation of Windows Phone 7 handsets?

Smartphones are advanced computing devices that allow users to install and use advanced applications that capitalize on the features of that specific device. Although developing applications for phone-based devices was once a specialized skill, today developers are able to use their existing desktop skills and familiar desktop tools to create smartphone applications.

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