Wednesday, January 25, 2006


The making of Windows Mobile 5.0

The Windows Mobile team has published a Fun Facts, behind the scenes, look at the making of Windows Mobile 5.0 (PDF).

Some key statistics:

  • 47 1-pound bags of peanut butter M&Ms dispensed from a gumball machine

  • Average amount of weight gained per team member since September because of missed workouts: 15 lbs.

  • On average, $2,000 "saved" in rent per developer by living in the office

  • 37 cell phones were harmed in the making of this product

  • 6 brand new 4-letter words added to the English language

  • 23% increase in nail-biting across the development staff

  • On average, 5 boxes of Band-Aids used for thumb blisters per manual device tester

  • Build lab generated close to 1 Terabyte of build data every day (which is pretty astounding for a 32 MB device!)

Thanks for the tip Marco

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