Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 hits RTM

By on September 1, 2010, 7:38 PM
Microsoft announced today that its upcoming smartphone platform has reached the RTM milestone -- the final development stage before shipping to Europeans in October, and Americans in November. The company said internal engineering is "largely complete," but hardware and carrier partners still have work to do. Only a handful of changes were made to the RTM build: Facebook contacts filtering and "Like" capability added to the People hub, and various UI tweaks, including a new search button in the contacts list.

Windows Phone 7 is said to be Redmond's "most thoroughly tested mobile platform." It had nearly 10,000 devices running automated tests daily, over 500,000 hours of active self-hosting use, more than 3.5 million hours of stress tests, and 8.5 million hours of fully automated tests. WP7 was also used by thousands of independent vendors and early adopters. "We are ready," said Microsoft. We're not sure how that compares to others, but it sounds impressive nonetheless.

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Guest said:

It still seems as though Android could still offer a better experience, at least in diversity/functionality albeit not as a straightforward as one would find in Win/Mac.

treeski treeski said:

Bring on the 7!

tengeta tengeta said:

Its better than trying to keep 6 alive.

Guest said:

'bout time . It better be good or more lost share for MS.

Timonius Timonius said:

Hopefully they won't make some creepy 'Kin' like ads. :0

Chazz said:

Timonius said:

Hopefully they won't make some creepy 'Kin' like ads. :0

^This is most important. I thought I was the only one that felt weird watching those ads

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