Microsoft Offering Free 30 "Mango" Windows Phone 7.5 Developer Phones to Students via DreamSpark

Microsoft on July releaed the "Mango" Windows Phone 7 Build 7712 to developers. To celebrate the release the company is offering free 30 Mango developer phones to great student prototypes. Here's what to do if you want one (and be honest, you want one):Make sure you're registered for DreamSparkDownload and install Expression Studio Ultimate and […]

Microsoft on July releaed the "Mango" Windows Phone 7 Build 7712 to developers. To celebrate the release the company is offering free 30 Mango developer phones to great student prototypes. Here's what to do if you want one (and be honest, you want one):

  1. Make sure you're registered for DreamSpark
  2. Download and install Expression Studio Ultimate and the new Mango Windows Phone Developer Tools (available free as a member of DreamSpark)
  3. Get the free Sketchflow Template for Windows Phone and create a Sketchflow mock-up of your app
  4. Post the Sketchflow mock-up somewhere online and tweet out the link using the hash tag #WPAppItUp
  5. We will review all prototypes and will contact the developers who submit the best ones and send them a special Mango developer device

Ben Lower at Windows Phone blog said, "We are about a month away from two key milestones for all student developers:

1) the acceptance of Mango apps in the Marketplace

2) back to school. We are stoked about Mango apps coming to Marketplace and realize some of you may not be excited about returning to school. Heading back will be much more fun if you can show-off your great app on your new Mango phone!

[Source: Windwos Phone]