Microsoft Releasing Final WP7 Dev Tools Sept. 16
Microsoft today announced that it has finalized the software developer kit for Windows Phone 7 and will make the final build available starting on September 16. The new version of the developer tools adds new features that developers can use to finalize their own applications for Windows Phone 7. Microsoft also said that the Windows Phone Marketplace will open in early October. Microsoft didn't confirm that Windows Phone 7 devices would also be available in October. Microsoft has also adjusted the policies for its Windows Phone Marketplace, and reiterated that it will maintain an open and transparent application approval process as apps are submitted by developers for the market. Microsoft will be beta testing the application submission and approval process over the course of the next few weeks leading up to the September 16 availability of the final SDK.