Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 has finally released to
manufacturing (RTM). While the final integration of Windows
Phone 7 with Microsoft's partners? hardware, software, and
networks is underway, the work Windows Phone team internal
engineering team is largely complete.
Windows Phone 7 is the most thoroughly tested mobile platform
Microsoft has ever released. Microoft said that it had nearly
ten thousand devices running automated tests daily, over a half
million hours of active self-hosting use, over three and a half
million hours of stress test passes, and eight and a half
million hours of fully automated test passes. Thousands of
independent software vendors and early adopters have been also
testing Microsoft's software.
Since the Technical Preview milestone some months ago, the
Windows phone team has improved the smart design throughout the
OS. For example, the Facebook integration in the People Hub
allows users to filter the contacts so only the Facebook
friends they really know will show up in their contact list.
The team also made it easy to "like" a post right from the
People Hub, or quickly post a message to someone?s Facebook
The first Windows 7 phones will reach consumers later this