Friday, September 17, 2010
Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 05:00 AM
"When the Windows Phone 7 OS went gold two weeks ago, the Windows Phone ecosystem began the final preparations for the upcoming launch. OEMs and mobile operators have begun final testing of their handsets, but developers have had to wait just a little while longer to complete apps and games. Today, that wait is over. The Windows Phone Developer Tools have gone final, and we have released to the Web. This release is English only, but we will be releasing the French, Italian, German and Spanish language versions in the next couple of weeks."
Lots of great information in Brandon Watson's post - most notably that the "Final" versions of the WP7 developer tools are now available. English only for now, but this means that developers can finally build their apps in the completed environment. Good timing too - while no one knows for sure, launch can't be too terribly far off!