According to our industry watch sister site PocketGamer.biz, Microsoft is trying to court successful iPhone developers and hoping to tempt them into porting their games to Windows Phone 7 with upfront cash payments.
Our anonymous source won't be taking the bait. While the cash incentive is "substantial", it's not enough in comparison to the cost of reworking games from iPhone developer language C++ to Windows Phone 7's XNA or Silverlight platforms.
But it does show that Microsoft is dedicated to providing a rich line-up of games when the fleet of devices launches this autumn. Whether or not any iPhone developers will accept the incentive remains to be seen.