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This article was published on May 11, 2010

Windows 7 Phone Almost Ready, Screenshots

Windows 7 Phone Almost Ready, Screenshots
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A near final version of the Windows 7 Phone mobile operating system has been leaked.

The “RC1 escrow” version was actually built last month at Microsoft but has just been leaked now, so most likely there could be an even closer to actual release version (or in fact the actual release version) ready at Microsoft. An unlocked RC1 escrow version can be downloaded here.

From comments we have read from people that have emulated the build, the screenshots below don’t really do the OS justice. Apparently where Windows 7 Phone really shines is in transitions between these screens and in how it interacts with the Internet.

Seems like the wait for the Windows 7 Phone just got shorter.

Screenshots & h/t to Paul Thurrott