Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone News" @ 04:00 AM
"This week, a ROM image of a near-final (RC1 escrow) version of Windows Phone 7 leaked online, providing us with a near-final look at Microsoft's next smart phone operating system. (It's an unlocked version of the April CTP, for those who are curious.) If you've been following along on my Windows 7 Secrets blog, you know that I've been using these unlocked ROMs in tandem with Microsoft's freely-available Windows Phone developer tools to examine the company's progress using a software emulator. But since this is a near-final build, I thought it would be worth a closer look."
It's getting closer and closer, and looking good. Paul Thurrott a his Supersite for Windows has a big gallery of screenshots of a close-to-final build of WP7. While he couldn't get some of the functionality (social media integration for one) to work through the WP7 emulator, there's a pretty comprehensive walkthrough of screens you can expect when WP7 hits RTM. I don't think there have been many changes as far as the look of WP7 is concerned since the launch, you might spot something I've missed. Have a look and let us know what you think!