After feb11 when Nokia killed both Symbian and Meego I have been thinking what should be my next platform. I have been casual Android user, and I have to admit that I don’t like it much, plus it already has all of my favorite emulators ported into it, so I couldn’t figure out anything that I would want to develop for it( it kind of already has everything already).
Today I got the Lumia 800 from nokia launchpad, and I have to admit that I really like the device a lot. All the basic apps are scrolling at 60fps, and I can acess facebook and twitter really well. However it does not yet have any cool app, sucs as emulator on it (yet), so it’s an interesting platform.
In spec vise the Lumia seems also pretty nice device. It has Qualcom’s MSM8255 -SOC, which contains 1,4 Ghz AMR Cortex A-8 processor and Adreno 205 GPU, which is plenty for games and emulators.
The problem is that currently the wp7 doesn’t support native code for 3rd parties, so you’re stuck with the C#. Luckily there’s also some progress even on that area, as we can see on the XDA-developers forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1299134 You’re also going to have to jailbreak you phone with some jaibreak. The most recent jailbreak project is WindowBreak http://windowsphonehacker.com/articles/the_windowbreak_project-12-23-11
I’ll also start hacking with the wp7, and see what I can do with it 🙂