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Microsoft looking to poach webOS devs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Aug 2011 14:29 User comments (4)

Microsoft looking to poach webOS devs Following HP's decision to kill off all webOS-based hardware and firesale their Pre phones and TouchPad tablet for $49 and $99, respectively, Microsoft is looking to bring talented webOS devs over to the floundering Windows Phone 7 platform.
Microsoft has had good success in bringing developers over to WP7 and despite mediocre hardware sales the platform has 30,000 apps in record time.

Director for Windows Phone 7, Brandon Watson, has tweeted this weekend:

To any published webOS devs: We'll give you what you need to be successful on #WindowsPhone, including free phones, dev tools, and training, etc


Microsoft is said to have strong tools and a strong training program for WP7 devs.

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122.8.2011 1:02

Quote:

To any published webOS devs: We'll give you what you need to be successful on #WindowsPhone, including free phones, dev tools, and training, etc

Other than the free phones, Android offers this to everyone for free.

Also, do they really think that they can poach BOTH of the webOS developers?


222.8.2011 7:26

If this happens what do microsoft do ditch Windows phone 7 and move to webos and screw the developers who wrote code for wp7... more likely they want the palm patterns to add to their collection and will can the os..

322.8.2011 19:02

webOS is superior that WP7.....

.....on Android devs side:
http://t.co/pxIRwaE
Video: Android 2.2.1 on HP TouchPad: (Qualcomm-Quirc)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmpmlOpvoC0&feature=player_embedded


...and.... even Oracle want to buy HP:
http://t.co/NOXR0Rs

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Aug 2011 @ 0:46

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423.8.2011 22:55

They like people who enjoy pursuing failure, for some reason.

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