Microsoft shows developers gratitude with "wall"; hands out Windows Foam 7s

Never one to forget about their devs, Microsoft had on a display a pretty cool "wall" featuring a good chunk of apps (we didn't count, but maybe we'll do some maths later). While nothing ear shattering, it's a nice way to both show thanks and the huge amount of apps in the store (now well passed 13,000).

The wall is part of the Windows Phone 7 booth here at MIX11, which also has MS employees handing out tee-shirts and 'Windows Foam 7' toys, which are pretty cool, even if it's just a sticker on a cheap figurine.

Also, it was kind of fun seeing Nokia here. Though they only had their Symbian devices on hand (very nice, btw), they stuck to their "in 2012" mantra for new Windows Phones. Still, nice to see they're part of the family now.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.