Windows Phone 7 is simply incredible. Microsoft demoed the complete development environment at MIX’10 which is actually the same technologies with a few tools added to support mobile development. If you missed the keynote then you can watch the recording here.

image You can develop applications for Windows Phone 7 series using Silverlight and XNA platform on Visual Studio 2010 RC. You can try out your application on a real phone (which will be announced soon) connected to your system through a USB cable OR you can test it on Windows Phone 7 Emulator (like the one in the screenshot) which is actually a complete VM (Virtual Machine).

The emulator is designed to give a realistic mobile experience with pinch and zoon and touch capability if have touch display.






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