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Screenshots from the final version of Windows 8.1 RTM have begun to surface on the web and we are happy to make them available to our readers. The shots show the default start screen, lock screen, and desktop screen backgrounds. Windows 8.1 was finalized on August 23rd and we are more than excited to get the final build in our own hands.

Check out the screenshots below and let us know what you think. They might just be collections of new operating system wallpaper, but when it comes to technology – design can be the first and longest lasting impression.

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Microsoft Showcase has added three new videos highlighting Windows Phone 7. The first video highlights speech recognition while the other two touch on the personalizing the Start screen and the search function.

The videos run about 1.5 minutes and will definitely add to the anticipation.  They're also a good way to become familiar with the new system.

You can catch all three after the break.

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