Screen shots shed light on Windows Mobile 7 interface?

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Screen shots shed light on Windows Mobile 7 interface?
With the global launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 out of the way, people are soaking in and getting adjusted to the latest mobile platform from Microsoft. Now out of the blue arrives some screen shots that are rumored to be WM7 in the works. WMExperts was given the screen shots that provides a glimpse to a before and after look – the top row are allegedly taken from a combination of TouchFLO 3D and WM6.5. If you take a closer inspection on the bottom row of screen shots, you'll notice something different that you haven't seen yet. Missing from the top left corner is the traditional Windows start icon thats been prevalent on every single build of Windows Mobile. Even the bottom portion displays the sound volume and battery life. We're definitely liking the route Microsoft is taking with their interface – you can see that it's a bit more finger friendly with large sized buttons optimized for the finger. Pocketnow was also able to provide additional screen shots of what WM7 might turn out to become. It's unclear whether these new images will turn out to be WM6.5.1 or just rolled along and integrated to WM7. So what does this all mean? It's safe to say that development is still in the early stages and we hope for not only cosmetic changes to the interface, but hopefully a more refined and intuitive experience that has been lacking on the aging mobile platform.

source: WMExperts and Pocketnow



1. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

yawn. windows mobile needs to do something revolutionary. I've played with my friends omnia and i cant believe he paid so much for it. idk i just cant get into winmo. since windows 7 desktop verisions coming out, they should build off of that and make it more like a desktop model. It might take a decent processor but all windows mobile phones are fail to me.

2. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

it's just people's personal preferences... i love winmo, one of my friend is a blackberry addicted, and my dad loves his good old palm os, and many of my friends like iphone... i see some people trying to argue which os is better... and i think it's dumbest thing to compare them... if they like this, they like it; if they don't like it, they don't like it... i also want to see something like windows 7 in mobile version... lol

3. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I'm totally in the winmo fan-boat. Love the things I can do with my winmo phone that other devices only dream of.

4. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Such as?

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

tether, more custom, a chang your battery without taking phone apart. have it covered under a warenty. Windows can and have been able to do all the stuff that the other phone os are just figuring out the only thing lacking is the actuall user interface and duel touch. But really just the quality of the touch screen is about it caus i can make my phone look like any phone out there.

5. rickerbilly

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

I love it, I can't wait to see WinMo 7!

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

i really doubt that is windows seven. i have the 6,5,1 or 6.7 on my phone right now and the start smenu thing is on the lower left like vista or xp. I think they did that caus at the top where you use to have to tap on those tiny little buttons to get to like the clock or batery or notifications data conections was to hard. now when you tap up there on mine it pops down and is like a panal on home screen of 6.5 where the icons get larger and you can slide it back and forth and it makes it way easier to hit the right one with your finger.

8. pelton

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

I don’t understand why there is so much criticism on the basis of the screenshots of Windows Mobile 7 which is not released yet. I found the icons in Windows Mobile 6.5 are user friendly and understandable. I’m using the phone and I didn’t find any issues with it.

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