Teenagers win Windows Phone 7 device at the Imagine Cup

The Winners of a Windows Phone 7 App Design Competition at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2010 in Poland, Christian Hood and Eric Lo, of  Team Beastware, won the Windows Phone 7 “Rock Star” Award for their Droid Assault game.

They were presented with a preview device running the brand new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, making them the first non-Microsofties to get one!

There were many entrants for this contest and about 130 apps entered into the competition. Droid Assault was built using XNA framework or Microsoft SilverLight, and an emulator, since these Windows Phone devices are not available to the public yet.

“They created an experience that was pretty compelling on the device,” said Anand Iyer, a senior product manager on the Windows Phone 7 team. “I was just blown away when I loaded it up on my phone. They took a leap of faith that it would work and it did.”

All the 400 participants will receive coupons which they can exchange for the Windows 7 Phone, when the device will be released for the public this Autumn.

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