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Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development by Eugene Chuvyrov, Henry Lee

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Chapter 1. Introducing Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone Platform

This is an exciting time for developers, as the smartphone race has begun between the major players, like Microsoft's Windows Phone, Apple's iPhone, and Google's Android. As a developer, you are faced with this amazing opportunity to develop a mobile application that can be sold to millions of consumers worldwide using any of the platforms (Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android). By 2014 the Gartner report predicts that the smartphone market will boom and there will be billions of dollars at stake. This could well be the next big "dot com boom" that everyone's been waiting for.

The Marketplace for Windows Phone, where consumers can purchase applications, is virtually untapped as ...

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