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WP7 Marketplace needs in-app purchasing

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Marketplace could potentially make developers a lot more money than it …

NFC for WP7 in 2012 but Microsoft will not enter m-pay market

Microsoft has confirmed that NFC capability will be included in its Windows Phone 7 OS …

Microsoft unveils tools to lure Android developers to WP7

As expected, Microsoft launched tools intended to enable Android developers to more easily port apps to its Windows Phone 7 platform. This follows availability of similar offerings for Apple’s iOS platform, which were announced in May 2011.

Microsoft releases Mango developer tools

Microsoft is making available developer tools for the next generation of its Windows Phone platform, codenamed ‘Mango.’  Many of the features highlighted by the company in a press event this week have already been previewed, with Microsoft touting what it claims is “a smarter approach to apps.”

Paramount debuts exclusive WP7 apps

Cinema company Paramount Digital Entertainment announced the launch of ten additional movie apps exclusively for Windows Phone 7, with features including clip sharing, trivia games and movie info.

Microsoft updates WP7 app submission policies

Microsoft used its Windows Phone Developer Blog to detail several enhancements it has made to its app submission process.

Microsoft sets out to lure iOS developers

Microsoft announced availability of an iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool, plus a “Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers,” as it looks to lure existing app developers to its platform.

Microsoft’s Deals service won’t work on WP7 phones

Microsoft’s new social shopping service called Deals will run on mobile devices such as Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems, but doesn’t currently work with Windows Phone 7 (WP7).

Verizon set for WP7 launch

Website WinRumors suggests that Verizon Wireless will offer its first Windows Phone 7-based handset in March 2011, with plans to announce the device imminently.

WP7 gets games boost; increases free apps allowance for developers

Microsoft has announced a new lineup of games for Windows Phone 7 (WP7), while also increasing the number of free titles developers can submit.