I have left Microsoft and this blog is no longer under my control. All of the content should remain for some time however and any new updates can be found at http://davedev.net.
-Dave, September 2013
The Windows Phone Team held a party yesterday in NYC to celebrate the launch of new Mango and the new Windows Phones.
The event included a six story tall Windows Phone complete with live tiles! One of my teammates, Peter Laudati, was on the scene and took plenty of pictures you can check out here. The Windows Phone Team also has a post detailing the event here.
Watch a time lapse video of the giant phone being built here:
If you didn’t make it to NYC yesterday for the event, no worries there are more coming across the US!
Ready to party? Then register here!
Here is a run down of some of the devices that were being shown off yesterday from both T-Mobile and AT&T:
And let’s not forget all of the great phone announcements from Nokia:
Update 11/9 – Nokia just released an 8 minute video documentary on the making of the Lumia 8. Check it out below:
Lastly, if you are a Spotify fan yesterday brought some good news. The Spotify app for Windows Phone is now here.
Check it out!
Are you a Windows Phone developer? Do you have an app you are upgrading to Mango? Just getting started and will have an app ready soon? This contest is for you! Simply by submitting apps to the marketplace that are targetting the latest version of Windows Phone you could win a bunch of prizes.
It couldn’t be any easier and you have two ways to win.
Every new Mango app you publish will be entered to win 1 of 5 Samsung Series 7 slates
When you publish 5 new apps, you will earn 1 entry to win free advertising for one app of your choice. The free advertising will run on the Windows Phone Application Network for about 60 days and include 25K impressions.
The contest is running through December 31, 2011 so you still have plenty of time to submit your apps.
Full contest details and signup can be found here.