Whereas we are strongly administering a decrease in the Symbian powered smartphone sales, Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, seems not to take rest. SlashGear just reported on an email sent to Nokia Launchpad program members which details on the company offering free Nokia E7 handsets.
Nokia has plans to offer the said device to Launchpad members, Launchpad being Nokia’s mobile applications development program, which would include the Symbian developers using the Qt development framework. Moreover, the company is also excited to offer “one free Windows Phone 7 powered device” as soon as it has been made available.
Furthermore, the email also mentioned that the company would offer developers a free admission pass to the upcoming Nokia World/ Nokia Developer Summit. Other benefits that Nokia wishes to share with the developers, include – three months free tech support for all Nokia technologies, business development assistance and support on making apps available via the Ovi Store.
Email sent to developers, detailed:
We are also excited to offer you one free admission to the next Nokia World/Nokia Developer Summit later this year. We will take care of the registration costs.
To assist you with your development activities in the near-term, we will ship one free Nokia E7 device to all program members. Additionally, we will send to you one free Nokia WP7 device, as soon as it becomes available.
To accelerate your mobile app development, we will provide free tech support on all Nokia technologies for the next three months (up to 10 tickets). Equally, if you would like to take advantage of a free User Experience evaluation of one of your apps, please let us know and we will work with you to make those arrangements.