Windows Phone 7’s launch is now fast approaching. The final version of Microsoft’s mobile OS is complete and has been sent to their partners.
Planned for early October, the launch of Windows Phone 7 will be a crucial moment for Microsoft and their presence in the mobile world. After Windows Mobile 6.x, which was heavily aimed at the professional market, and the addition of features to Windows Mobile 6.5 to try and attract everyday users, this new engine should give Microsoft a big swing at the general public market.
To make it accessible to all, the interface has been completely reworked with the integration of the customisable "hubs" system, bringing the user and their content closer together, while the communicative aspects have also been greatly reworked, integrating the system with social networks.
Final preparations While a lot has already been written over the last six months, the Windows Phone 7 system has now reached the final version stage, with delivery to Microsoft’s partners underway. Witnessing the number of handset leaks over the last few weeks, it appears that there will be a wide choice of Smartphone’s available by the end of the year.
Microsoft points out that their mobile operating system has undergone heavy testing both internally and externally. Microsoft has corrected some bugs and added new functions in this final version, reinforcing the interaction between contacts and social networks.
For developers, the final Windows Phone 7 SDK will be available from the 16th of September, with the first applications to be present on Marketplace at the beginning of October. Microsoft’s official launch phase will now kick into gear, with the group planning to go all out to capture the markets attention.