Mobile 6.5 was just introduced as
into the market, it's known that Microsoft is already working on its follower.
And now, WMExperts and pocketnow.com have received screenshot mock-ups of a
Windows Mobile version which is said to represent
7. As a matter of fact, the general look and feel, with battery and signal
indicator at the bottom, still look like what we have seen from
earlier Windows Mobile 7 leaks already, and therefore the comparison between
today's Windows Mobile 6.5 applications and the expected Windows Mobile 7
applications is even more interesting.
According to WMExperts and pocketnow.com's anonymous tipster, Windows Mobile
7 will feature reworked applications as well as dialog boxes and menus and he
just send a couple of examples to both websites:
It's noticeable that the so called Windows Mobile 7 screenshots lack the
Windows Mobile Professional typical Windows menu flag and close button. On the
other hand, there's no Today screen mock-up available yet. And if you think
about Windows Mobile Standard smartphones, there's also a Windows Start menu
flag in the Home screen only. This could be in-line with some info Microsoft
confirmed use at the recent Windows Mobile 6.5 launch. While the Start and back
hardware keys are not required for current Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones, both
hardware keys will become a requirement from early next year which means there
will be a similar button layout as Windows Mobile Standard phones have it today
Again, we should take the info above with the typical grain of salt but it's
quite obvious, that the show the direction Windows Mobile will go to.
Cheers ~ Arne