Windows 8 apps will be easily portable to Windows Phone 7

In a demo at the BUILD keynote Steve Sinofsky demonstrated a Silverlight application being ported by changing only one line of code from Windows 8 to Windows Phone 7.

This would increase the addressable market for bot Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8 developers immensely, and removes the concern developers had that Windows Phone 7 will become a Silverlight island in a sea of HTML5.

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