Earlier this week, the RC1 escrow of Windows Phone 7 leaked online which provides a near final look and most likely a feature complete version of Windows Phone 7. The leaked ROM works with Microsoft’s freely available Windows Phone developer tool and allows anyone who is able to obtain the ROM to view it on their own PC.
Neowin’s good friend, Paul Thurrott, of Supersite for Windows, was able to get the ROM up and running and took a plethora of screenshots of the near final build. Attached in the gallery below are numerous screenshots of the near final build that should give potential users a glimpse of what they can expect when phones branding this OS finally hit the market.
Paul notes “I haven't figured out how to get the emulator out to the Internet, so much of what makes Windows Phone so excellent--it's seamless integration with online services--isn't available in these shots. Also, the Games hub isn't working in this build (while it did previously). Still, there's some interesting stuff here”.