Microsoft to Help OEMs Develope Unique Apps on Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 is due to launch later this year. Several companies are planning to launch hardware along side the launch. Microsoft [MSFT] has created a new job opening recently which puts out a request for a strong and experienced developer to help the OEM to design applications. The job offering is worded as follows…

“We are looking for a strong and experienced developer to help the OEM to design and develop applications that make their devices stand out in the marketplace. You will also help them to bring new phones to market.”

Software is what makes a phone work well. Chipsets are similar but as we have seen with a lot of companies trying to produce software, they often get it wrong. Apple has done it right, Android has done it right, but many others tend to fall over at this point.

With Microsoft putting tight restrictions on what developers can do with Windows Phone 7, it seems like a great idea to have a developer work with those who will make the phones so that they can some how make them unique to their network and offer something extra other than the same Windows Phone 7 standard.

It isn’t clear how much can be done in terms of adding great apps, but MS seem quite intent on getting it right.

We’ll have to wait a few more months before we know for sure what’s happening, but lets hope the developer can help out and help create some killer apps.

Via: Engadget

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