News: Windows Phone tools beta piques dev interest
Microsoft has revealed that its Windows Phone developer kit - currently running in beta until the final toolset launches on September 16 - has now been downloaded "north of 300,000" times.
The news, in the official blog written by Windows Phone 7 director Brandon Watson, comes six months after the software giant's plans for the platform were unveiled - with the community "busy stretching the capabilities of the application platform and developer tools" in that time.
The Windows Phone 7 platform is Microsoft's answer to the current dominance in the app market for Apple's iPhone, and the company is hoping that its ability to link in to existing products such as Silverlight and Bing will persuade consumers.
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