Students, another great reason to develop Windows Phone applications in the Windows Marketplace for Mobile --
Windows Marketplace for Mobile is currently available in: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
[I am checking-up on the schedule of roll-out for remaining countries and will update post as I obtain the information… stay tuned.]
Windows Marketplace for Mobile will be available for both 'Windows Mobile 6.5' and 'Windows Phone 7 Series'. So the $99 is in fact waived for both with the following....
Corresponding enhancements on the Windows Phone Developer Site include:
Mobile Developer Home Page: http://developer.windowsphone.com
Mobile Registration Page (~Step 3) : http://developer.windowsphone.com/Signup-Create-Account.aspx
· The mobile marketplace only accepts 'Windows Mobile 6.5' applications today for all users, this isn’t a student specific thing. (since Windows 7 Phone 7 is in pre-release - CTP).
· If you register today, your account will still be good when the marketplace accepts 'Windows Phone 7 Series' applications. In fact, students won’t have to go through the registration process, so getting setup today will actually get you ahead