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Beginning Windows Phone App Development by Eugene Chuvyrov, Henry Lee

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C H A P T E R  1

Introducing Windows Phone and the Windows Phone Platform

This is an exciting time for mobile app developers as the smartphone race heats up between the major players: Microsoft Windows Phone, Apple iPhone, and Google Android. As a developer, you are faced with an amazing opportunity to develop a mobile application that can be sold to millions of consumers worldwide using any of these platforms. Gartner predicts that by 2014 the smartphone market will boom, and there will be billions of dollars at stake.

Recently, Nokia, one of the largest mobile phone makers in the world, announced that it will replace its Symbian–based operating system with the Windows Phone OS. The partnership between Microsoft and Nokia will potentially ...

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