Originally Posted by benjimen
..."Developing apps for Windows Phone may have suddenly went from a labor of love, to a real practical business strategy for maximizing profits. It's amazing how much could change so quickly isn't it?"...
I'd hardly say any profits have yet been maximized, nor has there been any amazing change. It'll be a year before we know if WP7 should or should not be referred to as the Kin-2
Of course profits have yet to be maximized. This is still the beginning. Nobody maximizes their profits at the start of production when apps haven't even been released yet.
But now, with the knowledge that their apps could potentially be accessed by over 100 million Nokia smartphone buyers in 2012, development for WP7 makes sense on paper.
2012 will see if the developers who are putting in their time, money, and effort will be able to see big returns. For now, they are in the development process and working towards a goal. A goal that now looks even more clear.