Nokia is giving away 25000 Lumia 800 smartphones to developers

Marco Argenti, Senior Vice President of Developer and Marketplace at Nokia made an announcement at Nokia World today that Nokia will be giving away 25,000 Nokia Lumia 800 smartphones to developers around the world.

He said,

Nokia Lumia 800 is a beautiful thing. Developers will be inspired to create beautiful apps; the opportunity is here, now.

This is indeed a very smart move by Nokia. Microsoft itself is very liberal in giving away Windows Phone devices to devs. Nokia is trying to stop the existing bunch of Symbian developers from moving to iOS or Android. Good thinking indeed