There is nasty rumor in the wild that when we will see Windows Phone 7 final release, even there is no official details unveiled during Mobile World Congress 2010. Windows Phone 7 is the next upcoming version of Windows Mobile operating system which has been planned to release by this October.

Lets explore, what’s going on behind the scene. Brandon Watson blogged and congratulated to Windows Phone 7 team to accomplish an amazing job of delivering code month after month on path to releasing later this year. Check out this timeline:

  • Feb 2010 – Windows Phone 7 was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
  • Mar 2010 – The application platform was unveiled at MIX 10 in Las Vegas.  With that, we had the first CTP of the Windows Phone Developer Tools.
  • Apr 2010 – The tools received an updated, and the CTP Refresh shipped.
  • Jun 2010 – Windows Phone Marketplace details unveiled at TechEd 2010.
  • July 2010 – Beta release of Windows Phone Developer Tools, and the preview developer phones start shipping to ISVs

Brandon Watson says:

We made a promise last month that we would be getting pre-production preview devices to developers this month. We are keeping that promise. In fact, the very first preview devices were awarded last week to a pair of pretty amazing high-school students who won the Windows Phone “Rockstar” contest as part of the Imagine Cup. Starting next Monday (July 19th), we start shipping the devices more broadly.

Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta Released

And the good news for developers, Microsoft has reached to first beta of Windows Phone Developer Tools, which means they are getting close to final release and its good time start building applications for Windows Phone 7. Beside it, Microsoft has also released Windows Phone Developer Training Kit – Beta Refresh, that is a great resource to help you get started building Windows Phone applications. It includes all the labs from previous release updated to the Beta tools and in addition, two new labs:

  • Using Windows Phone Launcher and Choosers in Applications.
  • Understanding the Windows Phone Application Lifecycle

You can developer tools and local copy of the training kit from here. The company is considering it as a big milestone for everyone involved in Windows Phone 7 development and may prepare final release before or by scheduled timeline.

3 responses to “Microsoft is getting closer to Windows Phone 7 RTM”

  1. Albertine Bordenet Avatar
    Albertine Bordenet

    Microsoft isn’t any stranger to having companions galore within the phone enterprise, but its lineup of producers for the upcoming, surprisingly promising Home windows Phone 7 launch isn’t any much less impressive. After plenty of rumoring, Microsoft has confirmed that Dell and HTC can be making Windows Phone 7 phones, along with ASUS, LG, and Samsung who had already been confirmed. All of those companies ought to have their stamp on hardware by the top of the year, with the launch of the OS still vaguely slated for the “holidays” We’ve got little question that all 5 producers can construct some compelling, horny hardware, however we’re significantly enthused to see Dell really stepping into the sport after the impressive Streak and that drool worthy leak a little while back. read more at http://www.wp7forum.com fans group.

  2. Ganesh Avatar
    Ganesh

    Eager to buy…..is this Christmas the releasing date…..

  3. Hardik Shah [Guru] Avatar
    Hardik Shah [Guru]

    Nice to see Microsoft’s progress in this endeavour … Will be eagerly awaiting WP7.

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