Congratulations to the Windows Phone extended team. Terry Myerson has just announced that Windows Phone 7 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). This means that the final bits have been released to hardware partners and to those lucky enough to receive development hardware. In just a few short weeks, we’ll see the retail launch of a number of new Windows Phone devices with more to come in the coming months too.
Interestingly, those who’ve been playing with early betas of Windows Phone almost unanimously commented on the need to better separate Facebook “friends” from people you actually care about communicating with. The Windows Phone team appear to have taken this feedback on-board and have improved the Windows Phone Facebook integration to allow you to filter your contacts to include only the people you really do want to keep as contacts.
Kudos to the team for taking this feedback on board and improving the product accordingly.
Can’t wait to rush out and get my handset. Only problem is going to be choosing which one!?