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Nokia trying to smooth things over with developers; offering free E7 and Windows Phone device

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:03PM EST

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According to an email obtained by SlashGear, Nokia will be offering its present developers several freebies to keep the code flowing. In light of the company’s recent decision to move to the Windows Phone platform — and not take its Qt development platform with it — some devs are feeling a little abandoned… and Nokia seems to recognize this. According to the aforementioned communication, the Finnish company will be offering Nokia developers a free E7 handset to help with their current Qt development, a new Windows Phone handset “when available” to aid in future Silverlight development, and free admission to the next Nokia World conference. Will it be enough to move those currently devoted to Qt over to Silverlight? Time will tell.