Windows Phone 7 Marketplace now open to all developer submissions

Just in case you missed it I would like to remind you that the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is now open to all developer submissions. Before that only a few thousands of  WP7 devselopers had the ability to submit applications to the Marketplace but with the imminent launch in the US Microsoft has finally opened the floodgates. I just open that we won’t see loads of crappy, useless applications being approved. The developer portal can be accessed here.

Home Depot employees to use Windows Phone 7 (Updated)

In another attempt to storm the mobile business market Microsoft has teamed up with Home Depot to put Windows Phone 7 into the hands of the companies associates to enable them to check stock inventories, scan products etc. Even thought WP7 still doesn’t support a lot of business oriented features (VPN, software deployment outside of the Marketplace etc…) Microsoft isn’t shy about it’s new mobile platform and is doing all it can to regain market share in the business sector. PR video after the break:

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Dell to replace its 25,000 employees BlackBerrys with the Dell Venue Pro

Things are going to get heated in the smartphone business sector this fall. Dell is apparently planning to move its 25,000 employees from BlackBerrys to Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 handsets in the near future:

“Clearly in this decision we are competing with RIM, because we’re kicking them out,” the computer maker’s chief financial officer, Brian Gladden, said in an interview.

Dell is going to offer its employees the choice to switch to the Venue Pro or an other Dell Android phone (probably the Del Venue aka Dell Thunder once it’s made official later this year).

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