Windows Phone 7 Released to Manufacturing

Ryan Whitwam

Microsoft has announced today that the final version of Windows Phone 7 is complete, and has been released to manufacturing . According to Redmond, this new mobile operating system is the most extensively tested Microsoft has ever produced. The engineering team has thousands of devices running automated tests in-house, as well as preview units out in the wild.

In their blog post, the Phone 7 team discussed the process of integrating user feedback into the final product. For example, many reviewers and early testers complained that the Facebook integration just dropped your entire friends list into phone contacts. The development team took the hint and added filtering to the contact integration.

Now that the software is finalized, manufacturers can complete work on their retail devices. Get ready for an avalanche of leaked Windows Phone 7 handsets. Anyone looking forward to picking up one of these phones?

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