By 17 September 2010 | Categories: news


Microsoft has announced that the phone development tools for its upcoming mobile OS, Windows Phone 7, has been completed and released to the web.
This latest announcement follows after Windows Phone 7 entered the release to manufacturing (RTM) stage on 1 September, whereby the company had finished work on the mobile OS and handed it over to phone manufacturers to integrate it on their handsets and conduct testing.
Redmond stated that the release is available in English only for now, but that it will be releasing the French, Italian, German and Spanish language versions in the next couple of weeks.
“For developers to put their apps into the marketplace, opening in early October, you will need to download this version of the tools,” posted Brandon Watson, a director in Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business unit.
“Any application built with a previous version of the tools will fail application certification in the Marketplace. When you do submit your application, you can expect it to take about five days to pass or fail certification, though you can check the status of your app submission at any time at the developer portal.”

Some of the apps that are near completion for Windows Phone 7 include Twitter, Netflix,  Flixster and Travelocity.

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