Possible leaked shots of Windows Mobile 7

Possible leaked shots of Windows Mobile 7
With anticipation already looming for the not yet released Windows Mobile 6.5, it looks like the first glimpse of Windows Mobile 7 may have arrived. Someone sent in a snapshot to the team over at wmpoweruser which gives us a look into the interface. The first preview looks to be a new home screen layout with a rotating carousel on top and the digital clock taking up the bottom. The second one shows a possible integration of Microsoft’s Live Search with voice recognition. Still, these preliminary glances can’t show any animations which we hope will turn up at the end.

via wmpoweruser

Possible leaked shots of Windows Mobile 7
Possible leaked shots of Windows Mobile 7



1. tsantacruz

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

I hope this is not what the years of waiting amounts to. This is stuff that should already be out in the OS. If this is what Microsoft is making us wait for then I say goodbye to Microsoft. They will still be behind other OS's and in 2010 I am sure Android, WebOS and the Iphone will have made major inmprovements. See ya Microsoft.

2. Armo

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 13, 2008

i dont care what anyone else thinks. i think this looks MIGHTY fine! i just hope that they refine the icons a bit. i like how the icons look real-ish on webOS. i wish android makes it like that too. idk about functionality but this looks alright. i do wish though that they keep the zune like homescreen that they have on 6.5. if they can find a way to mix the home screen on 6.5 and what we see here, then i think they got a winner. they just need to get rid of the honeycomb crap! lol

3. mcmkone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

To be honest it doesn't matter what they make their front screen like i have an overall problem with what it looks like after you select the icons for like calendar and contact... yep you guessed it the same old boring 3-4 years look to enter data into... come on man what's the point of making the front screen look good? i can do that myself with an app theme builder it's not a wave of genius. people get all excited about the from page of the book then when you turn the page it's the same sh*t that's been there for years. even a blind man can see that! If this is what we're waiting for in 6.5 and 7 then what's the point of even being in the OS race. I agree with tsantacruz, there's not going to be a long future for WM at all.

4. Astromanaught

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

As an admitted WM fan, I have to say that unfortunately they are lacking behind. I agree with McMkone here. a new home screen can be done with a third party app. TBH I like the 6.1 standard home screen; its easy to use and looks decent. Sure, its not perfect, but its a good out-of-the-box option. What windows really needs to be working on is performance- which i do feel has improved greatly since wm 5 days- and the windows 3.1-esque feel of the menu system. The start menu, calendar, settings menu,ect. are really outdated. What i really think windows needs to do is look at samsung's Touchflow interface for dumbphones, and expand on that idea. It works great, looks very nice, and performs well.

6. rbz275

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

I believe you mean the Samsung TouchWiz UI That is available on many of their "dumb" touch screen phones and also the Omnia Smartphone. (TouchFlo is made by HTC and is used exclusively on their Windows Mobile Smartphones)

5. VZW Employee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

each time there is a new windows mobile verison release it all looks the same but with just a couple of new features. how about you microsoft actually improve the useability of the os or release something new out that will fix all the issue that's already occurring

7. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Windows Mobile would be fine...if it could improve on the usability. Cause as we've seen with a lot of smart phones, manufacturers can make WinMo prettier themselves. But only Microsoft can improve the overall user experience.

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