“With Windows Phone 7 seen as Microsoft’s last gasp attempt to compete with the likes of Apple and Google in the smartphone space, the company is apparently splashing the cash to ensure its autumn launch is well populated with content,” Jon Jordan reports for PocketGamer
MacDailyNews Take: Google does not deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Apple. Google is a derivative iOS maker with nary a presence outside the U.S. The day iPhone goes to multiple U.S. carriers is the day Google would rather not think about.
Jordan continues, “One developer has told PocketGamer.biz that Microsoft is contacting successful iPhone developers, offering them upfront cash to port their games to the new platform.”
“Amounts are said to be substantial, although not enough to tempt the developer in question,” Jordan reports. “Because Windows Phone 7 is limited to Silverlight or XNA Framework (C#) development, the cost of reworking its games from C++ remains too high.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Bzzzt! Wrong answer, Mr. Ballmer, but we hope you keep right on playing!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Wandering Joe” for the heads up.]