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#1 LightShadow

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:35

Yesterday we gave you a sneak peek of the new Hotmail, featuring an entirely new interface that is said to be “fast, fluid, and intuitive”, and of course the design has been changed to the all new Metro-style, consistent with Microsoft’s other properties like Microsoft account and your Profile page. Well, today we have the full suite of high-resolution screenshots of the new Hotmail, or “Newmail” as they call it, available for you.

We understand that “Newmail” will be available on an opt-in basis (at least for the beginning), so users who prefers the old Hotmail experience can continue to use it for a while. For those who do choose to upgrade however, below are what’s new about the service, according to the introductory email for “Newmail” (and we think it might be there as a placeholder):

  • A modern interface: faster and cleaner
    The simple, fluid and interactive design of Newmail makes it easy to use whether you’re on a desktop, phone or tablet.
  • Get a Newmail email address for your new inbox
    You get a new email address from Newmail. You don’t have to worry about your contacts and previous emails, you’ll keep them. And, you’ll continue receiving messages sent to your current email address.
  • Bring your inbox to life – Connect Facebook
    Connect and chat across services like Facebook and Twitter. Keep your contacts information automatically in sync, and see what your friends are up to, right from Newmail.


Source - http://www.liveside....t=Google Reader

tl;dr - Hotmail rebranding to Newmail, opt-in new UI.


#2 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:36

What a completely stupid name change...

#3 Max Norris

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:38

What a completely stupid name change...

Agreed, but it is mentioned that they think it's a placeholder.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:38

Sounds like a placeholder name.

#5 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:42

It's stupid to change the name, period. It's been Hotmail for years. People know it, why screw with it?

#6 still1

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:42

You got a New Mail from NewMail !!

#7 the better twin

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:42

Are they going to brand it xbox mail like everything else :p

#8 Miuku.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:42

Is this.. Onion? A joke? Something really funny? April 1st? No?

Sigh.

#9 Jub Fequois

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:44

I strongly dislike the Hotmail brand, so anything must be better. Although I agree it's quite odd to change the name of something so old and established. I guess we'll find out soon enough!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:44

It's a code name and certainly won't be the new name.

My guess would be 'Microsoft Mail' as name for the final product.

#11 Phouchg

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:45

Should have been Neomail :shifty:

#12 Hum

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:47

May as well call it GayMail ... :rolleyes:

#13 the better twin

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:48

May as well call it GayMail ... :rolleyes:

Well it was hotmale before so that wouldnt be much of a change.

#14 Crisp

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:57

Why is MS re-branding everything? So in 5 years time will they re-brand Xbox?

#15 Jason Stillion

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:57

"You've got (New)mail!"