Windows Phone 7 pics leak online

Pictures of a near-final release candidate of Windows Phone 7 OS has been leaked online.

Paul Thurrott posted a number of pictures of the leaked version - build -on his "Win SuperSite".

Windows Phone 7 was first shown off at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona and is the latest and most radical - in terms of look and feel - yet. The shots are apparently less than a month old.

The OS is based on the Windows CE 6 kernel, like the Zune HD. Current versions of Windows Mobile are based on Windows CE 5.

The first handsets to run it aren't expected befiore autumn