Last September, Nokia and AT&T jointly announced the $10 million Calling All Innovators contest. It’s a competition for developers to create new applications and games for the Nokia N8 and future Nokia devices for consumers in the U.S. and Canada. There’s still time to enter and they just launched a loaner program so developers can test their apps on a Nokia C7.
The test device loaner program is available for developers in USA and Canada only, that are registered for the contest. Due to strong consumer demand for the Nokia N8, the loaner program will feature the Nokia C7 – like the N8, preloaded with Qt 4.6. By testing applications on the C7, developers can assume that their apps will also run on other Nokia Symbian^3 devices subject to any differences as documented here.
If you would like to apply for a loaner device to help you get your application ready for Calling All Innovators, you have to submit a product loan agreement and a credit card guarantee form (there is no charge, provided that terms and conditions are met). According to the agreement, you may keep the Nokia C7 for 10 consecutive days, but can request for extension.