Microsoft lifted the embargo yesterday on Windows Phone "Mango", and various websites around the internet had been giving Windows Phone "Mango" beta an in-depth review, reportedly using the production devices given out by Microsoft for review purposes. You may be wondering, why the sudden release of reviews on this day?
According to Neowin.net, this is because Microsoft is due to make the Mango beta release available to all MSDN subscribers via the MSDN Create hub. It is reported that Microsoft is set to announce this news within the next 24 hours, with the Mango beta build available for download on June 22nd or 23rd. While the actual developer devices may be distributed to limited "serious developers" only, the software download release will be available to all current MSDN paid subscribers, and can be loaded on all current Windows Phone production devices.
Based on the latest reviews, the devices given out by Microsoft for reviewers carries the build number 7.661.WP7_5_Trial (mojobld).20110607-1957. However, this build doesn’t yet support Twitter integration in the People hub, neither is full SkyDrive integration supported. Could this be the build that will be released to developers on MSDN within the next 24 hours? Stay tuned!
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