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Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8 SDK to select developers

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Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8 SDK to select developers
Today, Microsoft will begin to grant access to the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Developer Program. It is currently targeted to developers of the most downloaded applications with the intent to optimize those apps for Windows Phone 8.

With the release of Windows Phone 8 expected in early November, it seems strange that the full software developer’s kit has not been released yet. Well, Microsoft says that not all of the Windows Phone 8 features have been announced yet, so they want to control the release of the emulators to developers. The fact that the emulator has already leaked does not appear to be impacting Microsoft’s attempt to keep things in obscurity until the official launch later this year.

Interested developers should visit the Microsoft Connect site (make sure you have your Developer ID, Application’s Product ID and local Phone Champ) and fill out a short form. Microsoft is accepting applications until September 17th and developers that are accepted will hear from Microsoft the following week.

Beyond that, Microsoft states that Windows Phone 8 is on track for hitting stores later this year, and that they will make further SDK announcements in the coming weeks.

source: The Windows Blog

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 18:03 2

1. papss (unregistered)


I hope to god they get the 920 out the door in VERY early Nov. hell I'm disappointed it's not coming out in Oct TBH

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 22:35

2. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


you're absolutely right! iPhone will be available for pre order next week then shipping next next week! and it will be again on top of most of the carrier around the world!!

so i am truely dissappointed that they still didnt make it available this october!!!

i feel pity for nokia and microsoft! at least microsoft can still survive..how about nokia?

im really looking forward for lumia 920!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:34

3. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1151; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Folks we "Verizon people Myself included really want to get more information about
The Nokia Lumia 822 and also we hope Nokia and Verizon get together and get a Verizon version of the Nokia Lumia 920 for sale on the Verizon network. The Lumia 822
is said to be variation of the Nokia Lumia 820. now if the Verizon Nokia 822 has a pure vue camera and a HD 4.3 inch screen that would be great. it would not be a more power ful Nokia Lumia 920 but is would be more than adequate and nice things are you could change your weak battery and upgrade you smart phones memory with a micro SD card

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