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Microsoft to tweak Windows Phone 7 before launch

Windows Phone 7 ready for a polish
Windows Phone 7 ready for a polish

Microsoft has told TechRadar that it will be adding 'polish' to Windows Phone 7 before launch - meaning some annoying niggles could be gone.

Early previews of the operating system highlighted niggles in the system, such as long words not fully appearing on lists.

Greg Sullivan, senior product manager for Microsoft, told us that this is the sort of thing Microsoft is keen to remove before launch to avoid criticism:

"There is a slight amount of polish that we'll do throughout the system between now and launch, although it's largely complete.

No new features

"From a feature standpoint there won't be anything new, so we're now at the point where we're trying to tighten up and polish.

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"There is a design aesthetic we chose, but in cases like this (where lists don't show the rest of word), there is some polishing thing to be done before launch, and those are the type of things that may change."

Our hands on with the new build of Windows Phone 7 yielded a number of reasons to be more positive about the impending launch than previous Windows Mobile builds, and eradicating little problems like this will improve the appearance of the new platform in the eyes of the consumers.

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Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.