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RUMOR: Is Windows Mobile 6.5 showing here its face the first time?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 14.11.08 - 12:14:16 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12674x
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While its existence was already leaked by Motorola and later confirmed by Microsoft, nearly nothing is yet known about Microsoft's next Windows Mobile version which is currently called "Windows Mobile 6.5". Nevertheless, SmartphoneFrance.info recently published two screenshots the website calls legit Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots.
According to these shots and SmartphoneFrance.info, Microsoft will "completely" (?) revamp the user interface using Windows Mobile's "Confetti" engine (which is already used in Windows Mobile 6.1). However, since the two screenshots only show the Today screen, it's not yet clear if it is another facelift only or if the underlying menu structures will be revamped as well:

Whatever the left screenshot shows, the right screenshot definitely looks like a pimped Zune interface (maybe another indication that Windows Mobile and Zune finally unifies?).
Nevertheless, the Windows Start flag in the upper left corner somewhat irritates me. If this should be Microsoft's next - hopefully more finger friendly - GUI, the Microsoft better gets rid of the Windows Start flag.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by heliod on 14.11.08 - 16:07:36

Arne, you say:

...Microsoft better gets rid of the Windows Start flag

I would complete: or at least make it bigger so that it can be finger-touch operated.

Have a great weekend

Helio

Posted by Arne Hess on 14.11.08 - 16:39:46

Hehehe... :-) Or that way! ;-)

Posted by 4irm on 14.11.08 - 16:53:36

Don't know, those 2 pictures going around like hell. Not even sure whether they are fake. It somehow looks more like standard (smartphone) edition...

regards
irm

Posted by Arne Hess on 14.11.08 - 18:01:16

That's why I've added a question mark to the headline. No prove yet, just a rumor. It's clear that we will see 6.5 - sooner or later. It's totally unclear how it will looks or what it will provide. But at the end of the day, we all love rumors! :-) And yes, I promise to follow-up with more 6.5 news as soon as available!

Posted by mm on 16.11.08 - 17:20:38

i've seen those icons before. hmmm. where..... hmmmm.

oh yes!

on my Macintosh. Home, Sync, Photo, Calendar. Nice job MS, good to know your photocopiers still work.

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