Microsoft has finally completed the development phase of windows phone 7 and pushed it to RTM (release to manufacturing)stage.Before the final release of this phone at the end of this year the final build and code of Windows Phone 7 has been shipped to Microsoft’s hardware and carrier partners to allow them to integrate their own software.
There has been several last minute changes to Windows Phone 7 which includes:
* Facebook contacts filtering in the People hub
* Facebook “Like” capability from the People hub
* Various user interface updates, 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.
Windows Phone 7 devices are expected to hit the US stores in November and Europe in October.