Microsoft went final with its developer tools on Thursday morning but it also revealed full support for YouTube and a Twitter app on its forthcoming Windows Phone 7 devices.
TechFlash reports that during a media briefing on Wednesday evening, the company demonstrated apps from sites including Twitter, Netflix, Flixster and Travelocity. Microsoft officials also showed off YouTube support. YouTube works in Windows Phone 7 by utilizing publicly available APIs to access and stream the H.264-encoded YouTube videos. There's no YouTube application for Windows Phone 7 but videos play fine from the browser.
The absence of both YouTube and Twitter had been a concern for those waiting on Windows Phone 7 but not anymore. Microsoft recently released the final build of Windows Phone 7 to manufacturing and claimed the company is "ready". Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone engineering said the company is just getting started. "This has been one of the most incredible product development efforts I’ve ever been a part of" said Myerson. Microsoft also published a Windows Phone 7 'advert' last week with the tagline "the revolution is coming".
Microsoft is expected to kick start the launch of Windows Phone 7 devices at a New York launch event on October 11.