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Feb 18, 2011

Nokia Giving Developers Free E7 And Nokia WP7 Handsets

Nokia's fighting an uphill battle to retain its community of developers as it switches focus to Windows Phone and Microsoft's Windows Phone Developer Tools from what was a joint Symbian / MeeGo smartphone strategy unified under the Qt development framework. Launchpad members will receive about $1,000 in free hardware in the form of Nokia's new flagship E7 QWERTY slider and a "Nokia WP7 device" just as soon as it's available.

Nokia's also tossing in a few other incentives like free access to the next Nokia World / Nokia Developer Summit, three months free tech support for all Nokia technologies (limited to 10 tickets), a free User Experience evaluation for one app, business development assistance, and help publishing apps on the Ovi store. How to become a developer.

18 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Would like one of them myself but nevermind.:D

cooperlife said...

sounds like Nokia is tossing more than just incentives, but some salads too.

elexerdelex said...

I'm a developper! Give me one! No I don't develop phones... No not software... I'm developping an appetite!

Daan said...

Nokia is awesome!

kkazzamm said...

oi that phone looks sweet. :/ wish I were a developer AND in the market for a phone.

Tó Rock said...

How do I become a developer?

Raw said...

Sign me up!
I hope they're giving these to all the employees they're about to lay off as well.

Daniel Andrade said...

How do I become a developer?

that is really the question :P

Pop Tart Fine Dining said...

I would really love to have one of these. Too bad I'm not a developer. SAD FACE.

Cartz said...

Nokia + Windows... i didnt saw that combination coming!

mind said...

mokia for the win

Rondariel said...

Nokia and windows. Meh. I don't really like either. But the prospects look nice.

724427 said...

That's a pretty cool phone, I wouldn't mind having if I got it for free.

trankz-trankz said...

I just love nokia

Dudemeister said...

Nokia was the shit when I was younger. Time for a comeback!

Franco said...

The Nokia E7 looks like a much better Nokia N8. Symbian/Meego is very promising too.
Nice one, Nokia.

taxhelpman said...

looks like a good replacement for my 2 year old samsung alias 2...

Agustin Creevy said...

what i hate about this phones, is that once you buy it, you use it for a month and is fucking slow and un-usable. i dont support mac but you gotta admit iPhone is the shiiiit