Update: I will have a HTC 7 Surround, on loan from HTC, on site to allow you to test your application on production hardware. Also representitives from both TELUS and HTC will possibly pass by to attend the event during the day. If you are having trouble registering for the event email me directly. Please let me know the name & type of application as well as your contact information to register.
Remember, only those working on or willing to showcase their Windows Phone 7 application may attend. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
Yesterday Microsoft and its partners announced the first wave of Windows Phone 7 devices and that they will be available November 8th here in Canada. Events will also shortly be announced to give people a first look at actual devices which will be carried by TELUS, Bell and Rogers. These events will generate tremendous consumer excitement for Windows Phone 7 and mark the beginning of launch activity that will take place during the holiday shopping season.
Yesterday was also a big day for Windows Phone developers for a few reasons. By now I hope it’s clear that your apps and games are central to the value we’re offering end users with Windows Phone 7. I am also taking every opportunity to demonstrate how the applications you are generating extend the new Windows Phone 7 experience to both carriers and the end users.
To ensure success of the applications currently being developed, Joey DeVilla and I, alongside our Developer Evangelism Team, will be running a Windows Phone 7 Developer Clinic at our downtown location, 222 Bay St, Toronto, ON, from 9am until 5pm. To help with this endeavor, I have asked for the assistance of Canada’s reining Windows Phone 7 developer champion, Mark Arteaga, to provide his expertise and guidance to any developer attending the event. I have also secured live developer devices and actual production devices for you to test your applications on. This will allow you to debug on actual devices to ensure the experience provided is the one you expect.
Space is limited for event so be sure to register by sending an email to Samantha Wong, and she will confirm your spot at the event. I look forward to meeting you all and experiencing your innovation designed for a different kind of phone first hand.