Windows Phone “Mango” has RTM’ed (or is released, in non-techie parlance)

W00t! (As they say.)  Windows Phone “Mango” has now been Released To Manufacturing, which is techie-talk for saying that the software is now complete.

A quick snippet of what’s new and changed here:

Find out more from the official preview site.

Although the software is code-complete and ready to be handed over to the phone handset manufacturers, remember that those manufacturers and the mobile networks will also need to run their own testing and slap on their own software, which takes a bit of time.  General availability is expected around the Autumn…  Co-incidentally, that was around the time last year that I picked up my Windows Phone 7 handset – and what a fantastic year it’s been with the phone! Smile

As an aside – I wonder if the release will be known as “Windows Phone 7.1”, “Windows Phone 7.5”, “Windows Phone Mango” or some other name…

I’m not Dead (but you probably wished I were :-)

10th November?!?

That’s a long, long passage of not much happening in this space, if measured in Blog Time!

I guess it’s because I’m usually in the habit of writing overtly long, pompously pretentious drivel that spilled across multiple pages and required hours to read.  I haven’t had time recently to write that sort of guff…

However, I do realise that I’m remiss for not popping any updates at all, so this will now be rectified…

I commit – at the very least – to write (or notify) about stuff that gives me a raging hard-on.  Thankfully, these are usually technology-related, so no hentai schoolgirl links here (clean dictionary definition here).

On the odd occasion, I may also find time on my hands…  At which point I’ll write another bit of overtly long, pompously pretentious drivel that I know no-one will read.

Yippee – the interweb being polluted with yet more nonsense! Smile