Will other software companies follow?
Will Microsoft face another court battle for effectively locking out software developers and forcing them into a managed code playground?
The Vole announced the Windows Phone 7 Series at last month's World Mobile Congress and it represents the last chance for Microsoft to make an impact on the mobile phone market. Microsoft took a clean slate approach to the operating system that resulted in thousands of pre-existing applications becoming incompatible. To hinder matters further, its development policies aren't all that conducive for would-be developers.
This has led Stuart Parmenter, head honcho of mobile software development at Mozilla to announce that the developer of the popular open source browser Firefox has stopped working on porting the browser to all Windows Mobile operating systems, including the upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series.