Gates Woos Developers for Wireless

As mobile phones and PDAs converge software becomes more important. Developers have been pretty much locked out of mobile phone software. But smartphones are designed around the idea of third-party software. Building a strong developer base is going to be critical for smartphone dominance. Microsoft held its Mobility Developer conference in New Oreleans along side CTIA where they announced new tools to make it easy for Windows deveopers to write software for Pocket PC Phone Edition and Smartphone. Microsoft is going after corporate developers who they hope will help drive enterprise demand for MS powered mobile hardware.

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