Microsoft and Motorola are open to working together on Windows Phone 7 despite patent dispute over Android O.S.
Speaking at a BitKOM press conference in Cologne, Germany, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said that Microsoft remains open to partnering with handset maker Motorola on Windows Phone 7 devices, despite the fact Microsoft sued Motorola for patent infringement last week. “We are always excited to collaborate with anybody who wants to collaborate with us.” Motorola co-chief executive Sanjay Jha said that his company has not ruled out working with Microsoft on Windows Phone 7 smartphones.
MS Launching WP 7: Microsoft plans to hold a launch event for Windows Phone 7 on Oct. 11 in New York. Samsung, LG, Toshiba, and Hewlett-Packard are among the hardware makers that have confirmed plans to build devices around the OS.
WP 7’s Integration with the Windows Development Environment: Microsoft is hoping Windows Phone 7’s tight integration with the Windows development environment will give the platform a boost out of the gate, as third-party application developers will already be familiar with many of the development tools that include Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone, a Windows Phone 7 add-in for use with Visual Studio 2010, XNA Game Studio 4.0, Windows Phone 7 Series Emulator for application testing, and Expression Blend for Windows Phone.