One thing any company should do when they launch a new mobile platform is keep their developers happy, at the end of the day, if you have no developers designing apps for your platform then there is nothing for users to buy, and the platform won’t be successful.
You would think that Microsoft would be doing everything they can to keep their developers happy, although it seems this is not the case as it is reported that they wont be paying their developers until February 2011.
Some developers have been submitting applications to the Windows Phone 7 marketplace as early as October, so that means they will have to wait almost five months before they receive their first payment from Microsoft.
If you look at it from a developers point of view, which platform would you prefer to develop applications for? One that pays you every month, or one that makes you wait five month before you see any return on your investment.
Engadget via Mobile Crunch