Windows Phone 7

This week we are in Barcelona getting a course on Microsoft’s future mobile: Windows Phone 7.

Currently it looks awesome, especially the Expression Blend tool, which allows you to create applications for WPF, Silverlight and the future Windows Phone 7. I will mention that, for now you have to install a plug-in to compile apps for the Windows Phone 7 emulator, but at the end of this year a special free version will be available to do it.
This plugin includes an emulator that works pretty well, despite it is a bit slow starting the operating system.

The downside is that you can only program for the future mobile in C#, so that if we want to see our games in this new device, we would have to port both our game engine and the games themselves to C#, which does not look pretty feasible at this moment (We’ll see it).