Microsoft courts developers for Windows Phone 7

Software giant is offering financial incentives
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Microsoft is continuing its efforts to ensure a strong start for Windows Phone 7 OS, with senior director Todd Brix confirming that app developers are being offered financial incentives to support the platform.

According to Business Week, Brix confirmed that those incentives may include free tools and test handsets, but also funds for software development and marketing, with revenue guarantees if apps don't sell as well as expected.

"We are investing a lot to attract developers big and small to Windows Phone 7 to let them understand what the opportunity is and provide as many resources as we can to help them be successful on our platform," he said.

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