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Windows Phone 7 for iPhone Developers by Kevin Hoffman

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10. Using Hardware and Device Services

It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.

Craig Bruce

This chapter provides an overview of the device and overall system capabilities of Windows Phone 7. Up to this point you’ve seen how to create your own user interfaces and learned some of the basic techniques for building simple Windows Phone 7 applications.

One of the biggest reasons developers like to build smartphone applications and the main reason people like to own smartphones is because they’re, quite simply, smart. Without the capability to make phone calls, store contacts, open web pages, play videos, or listen to music, a smartphone has very little appeal, and applications on those devices have even ...

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