More Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots leak

Msmobiles has noticed a couple of new Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots today.

In the shots you can see the honeycomb start interface that we confirmed as real last week. An early version of Windows Mobile 6.5 was leaked last week but the photos posted by device manufacturers Compulab appear to be of a later build.

Microsoft will be announcing 6.5 at the World Mobile Congress next month and several mobile services too including Skybox, a service for users to sync a phones information with the web. Microsoft will be offering automatic backup and restore services, access and management of phone data and provide easy communication and sharing with others. The service will also allow syncing of contacts, email/SMS, calendar items and pictures into the cloud, similar to Apple's MobileMe.

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the first leaked rom ran on a device several years old......I would suspect very highly anything from the TyTN onwards will get an unofficial ROM.

I'd personally say its fake, or at the very least, far from finished... the 'Phone' and 'Internet' button text is hidden behind the 'Lock' Multi-Function button bar. Not very professional.

I'd personally say its fake, or at the very least, far from finished... the 'Phone' and 'Internet' button text is hidden behind the 'Lock' Multi-Function button bar. Not very professional.

Noooo......I hate the honeycomb thing urrr ffs microsoft. Is this a sign of things to come for WinMo7 :(

Theres better designs out there from ppl hacking WinMo than this ****.

Actually, throw something similar to the second picture on the Omnia or Touch HD and it would be pretty nice. Borderline awesome.

oh joy! will this version have IE7 or 8? if not it's a flop for mobile web developers as usual.
Also that phone looks just like ass. Can't a WinMo device look pretty at all?

Hi,

- I think it's pretty obvious that the honeycomb interface is for touch-phones while the more standard one (2nd picture) is designed for the D-pad. So manufacturers will just make one or another default depending on the device. I quite like it :)

PS : Seeing this phone made my little sister cry ... please avoid this kind of shocking pictures

It still think this is fake. It does not look right. And what will happen when you move your cursor in the first screen? Will it for instance select the lower or the top icon next to the home icon when you press right? Stupid.

dcoaster said,
My thought exactly. A honeycomb design doesn't fit a device with a DPad that moves up/down and left/right.

It's probably designed for touch screens more than anything else.

WyldPhoenix said,
Looks a little ... kak!


как is the word "as" in Russian....so your sentence doesn't make any sense.

A.B.L.N.N. said,
как is the word "as" in Russian....so your sentence doesn't make any sense.

Just as well he's not speaking Russian, then, isn't it?

Phone looks like a device from 1980's.

As for the UI, I hope that they improve the look not just on the main screen, but also in each application as well.

roadwarrior said,
Yeah, right, because all phones back then had VGA color screens, ethernet, and QWERTY keyboards!!

http://www.exedamobile.com/web/


haha it does look like a 1980's device... in fact, my old speak and spell clone (one of the rip offs of the original speak and spell) it had a little bear that clapped when you spelled words correctly.

i guess it's the color. gold + black + clear keys. it reminds me of my old radio recorder.

NienorGT said,
The second screen is nice, but that freaking phone is NOT... :P

No, it's not. Looks like it came off of a Soviet submarine.

thealexweb said,
When it says Messaging does it SMS or WLM, they should have it layed out better?


That icon (at least in version 6.1) is used for the messaging center which includes e-mail and SMS.

Pinebender said,
Don't know how crazy I am about the honeycomb look...

Same here..looks kinda awkward. I hope the photos don't tell the real story and it's different in person. They really can't afford to mess this up..plus, that sync service better work right the first time and be easy.

darkmanx21 said,
Same here..looks kinda awkward. I hope the photos don't tell the real story and it's different in person. They really can't afford to mess this up..plus, that sync service better work right the first time and be easy.


Yeah, I agree. AND if you look at the image it shows a fundamental issue with a UI like this being used with Windows Mobile. Namely that it gets installed on a wide range of devices, all with different screen sizes. Apple doesn't have to worry about that with the iPhone, that's why they can have a UI like that. Microsoft has to consider a lot more (And it doesn't look like they thought about this). Look at the bottom two icons... The text was cut off... :-