"We know there's tremendous excitement among the developer community, with tens-of-thousands of you already using the beta tools and a significant increase in new developer registrations over the past couple of months. More importantly, we're hearing from you directly and learning about some of the new and creative ideas you're bringing to life through Mango. The combination of new platform capabilities such as multitasking and hardware accelerated IE9 with the new opportunities that come from our partnership with Nokia and expansion to twice as many consumer markets is attracting a new wave of Windows Phone developers. These are also some of the reasons that firms like Gartner are *forecasting end users open OS sales in excess of 600 million units by 2015 for Windows Phone."
Last week we had a link to a short posting about the App Hub enhancements for developers. The Read link below will send you over to The Windows Phone Developer Blog which goes into lots of detail about what is included in the enhancements. There are effectively three categories of enhancements: geographic expansion, new private distribution options, and enhanced application management. If you are already into Windows Phone 7 development, or are planning to get into it, then the linked posting has lots of useful information for you.