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Developers expressed an interest in Microsoft's best-in-class XNA and Silverlight developer tools, which along with an increasing amount of new Xbox developers, is encouraging Microsoft. They plan to release a way for developers to test their Nokia apps long before a Nokia Phone 7 handset is available on the market.
Results from a recent international survey of developers has shown that app developers are more interested in developing for Windows Phone 7 than for Apple's iOS, while interest in Android development remains at the top. Microsoft's tools and recent deal with Nokia seem to have generated more interest from developers.