Windows Phone 7 Mango is officially RTM

Microsoft is announcing today that Windows Phone Mango is now RTM:

Earlier this morning, the Windows Phone development team officially signed off on the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of “Mango” – the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system. This marks the point in the development process where we hand code to our handset and mobile operator partners to optimize Mango for their specific phone and network configurations. Here on the Windows Phone team, we now turn to preparing for the update process. The Mango update for current Windows Phone handsets will be ready this fall, and of course will come pre-installed on new Windows Phones.

This is the official deal folks and the RTM build is 7720. No more guessing or fake rumors so we can finally expect to see new handset announcement in the coming weeks starting with tomorrow Fujitsu IS12T live event from Japan. Microsoft also seems to be updating the Bing services lately as sen by the lack of business reviews in Bing Maps just like what happened several months ago. As I was told by Microsoft back in May Mango devices should start to pop up this fall once OEM are ready to launch them.


source: Microsoft