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I need to run a Windows Phone 7 app developed for our company but no one has a Windows phone. Is there any way I can run it on my Android, perhaps a simulator or something?

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I disagree that this question (post-edit) is off-topic. Is there something specific to this question that makes it different from the likes of Is There iPhone App Emulation App On Android? and How can I install .jar files on my Android? It seems to me that the premise is the same and only the source of the apps differs. /cc @MatthewRead (if you want to share an opinion) – eldarerathis Mar 12 '12 at 21:09
@eldarerathis I didn't get that notification but fortunately I happened along. I agree, in fact I dismissed a flag on this post before it was closed. – Matthew Read Mar 14 '12 at 1:24
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There is currently no way to run Windows Phone 7 apps on Android devices.

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I believe you, but can you cite a source? Of course, how do you cite a source for something that doesn't exist. – Gdalya Mar 15 '12 at 18:09
@Chahk - see my answer below! :) – t0mm13b Jan 20 '13 at 16:33

Windows uses Win32API binaries, along with a optional virtual machine called .NET CLR for .NET binaries, that encompasses C#, VB.NET, Managed C++.

Whereas, Android apps, are written in Java that targets DalvikVM.

The nearest is MonoDroid, which enables apps written in .NET languages and sort of transliterates the compiled bytecode suitable for DalvikVM... I say transliterate.. its not exactly 100% on the ball either and its expensive as well! The added bonus with it, its cross-compilable for iOS too :)

If price range is outside of budget, there was a question posted on StackOverflow looking for alternatives. Maybe that's worth a look into.

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