Does a new Lumia 900 ad may hint at Windows Phone 8 Live Tile functionality?

Does a new Lumia 900 ad may hint at Windows Phone 8 Live Tile functionality?
This is an interesting find: if your online advertisements include the international version of the Nokia Lumia 900, you may have seen an advertisement lately that includes some rather odd imagery. The phone spins around in the Shockwave-based ad, showing off different features of the Live Tiles of Windows Phone 7 (you can view the ad in our source link).

Seems like a perfectly logical add for a Windows Phone device, but close viewing shows the Live Tiles behaving in a way that isn't possible on WP7. In the ad the Contacts tile flips over and provides additional information (in this case “Meet up with Sarah”). The Photo Hub tile also changes, splitting to show the latest photo and a photo count. Where does this new functionality come from?

It’s tempting to ascribe these changes to some inaccurate image-hackery by whoever put the ad together, but the ad isn’t merely showing off different tiles, it seems to actually be showing the same tiles with new functionality, revealing additional information related to the tile being interacted with. With no major updates expected before Windows Phone 8 ships in the second half of this year, could this ad be something of a sneak peak of things to come? We can’t say for sure, but expanding the utility of Live Tiles sure seems like a logical addition to the next major release of Windows Phone.

What do you guys think? Did an advertising agency get carried away, or is this a hint of things to come?

source: PC Advisor ad via WPCentral

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21 Comments

1. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i read this on wpcentral and it could be a mess up by nokia or it could be a little hint that there throwing out there to see who paying attention.

2. wp74ver

Posts: 62; Member since: May 10, 2012

I white lumia 900 saw this ,and was like I told you,i told you im getting windows phone 8 boy.

3. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

We will see. I think more integrated live tiles is a given for WP8.

4. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I don't think this is Windows Phone 8, i think this is maybe an update like Nokia is going to update the Marketplace-Tile, besides that, like tward291, i also readed on wpcentral that it is a glitch from Nokia, not already meaned to publish or something, but one thing is for sure, Windows Phone 8 wil become available for the Nokia Lumia 900 and it also is going to be the best OS ! ;-)

5. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Btw, i'ts a fake one, ignore my previous post, the 'people hub' is totally wrong, its not named as 'contacts' but as 'people'. The Picture tile that flips to 2 tiles is also fake, look very carefully at the color, its more cyan blue then normal blue, also the number '85' is too bigg, microsoft would never do that like that. Go to that website and you notice that the screen is placed lower than normal, also the 4G status is not true, + watch the back of the device, what a bigg camera? Pureviewcamera? but okay nice try for the Fanboy :)

6. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Tiles are to big.

7. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

I still contend that they should have stuck with Meego. That was one sweet interface and a much better competitor to Android and iOS...Jus sayin

8. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Right....!

10. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Yes cool is indeed for you. But take a hard look at it. What does meego remind you of? Yeah, looks similar to ios, android, bada, tizen, and MS desktop. Ok everyone wants to go that grid and widget route but why? Why be like them. Yes everyone likes to fit in and that's human nature but what MS/wp have could be a step towards the future and I'm all for that. Hey look at ios it hasn't changed much since it first came out. Just little tweaks and bodily changes to keep the sheep's coming.

13. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

no.. meego was going nowhere… they have stronger sales from wp7

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Just keep it coming whatever it is. IOS and their rumor clowns are out in full force to defame WP.

11. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

i hope WP8 would bring bluetooth file transfer... =D

12. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Nokia will bring it, don't worry.

19. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

That's why no one likes Windows....

14. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks I truly hope that Nokia Puts a high def display screen on and new electronics inside the Nokia Lumia 900 so it can be given the new Windows Phone 8 operating sys It would be sad to see such a good designed smart phone case lost forever when the windows 7,5 mango smart phones are retired in october 2012.. Microsoft and Nokia will no doubt still support windows 7.5 mango smart phones for at least 2 years with updates so they still can be useful but they will not be factory made anymore.

15. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

will the nokia 610 get the WP8 update?.. i hope it willl =D

16. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Some mods or hack or maybe a custom rom.

17. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

why article about WP always have so many dislike thumbs ?!?!!

20. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

becouse its the best OS, thats why people hate it and i love it

21. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

The sheep's won't tolerate the new guy stepping in their grazing field and the crybabies and whinnies are upset because Nokia wouldn't do what they wanted them to do. Boohoo hoo, Nokia why didn't you join Android (rolling on floor and stomping feet, Spazzing).

18. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Cause no one likes Windows. Restrictions. Fandroids Android..... Neither do i.....

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