More Windows Mobile 7 screenshots emerge with Zune UI

WMPoweruser has posted some more alleged screenshots of Windows Mobile 7. The screenshots Neowin sighted earlier showed the Today Screen and the Maps utility. The new screenshots shown below, give us a picture of Windows Mobile Marketplace, IM and Zune, possibly from the Windows Mobile 7 UI.

Unlike the earlier screenshots which had a date of October 16, these screenshots reveal no such date details, so as to give away the time this UI was devised and tested.

If these screenshots are from Windows Mobile 7, then the Zune UI confirms the recent rumor that Zune is indeed coming to Windows Mobile 7. Windows Mobile 7 would allow users to wirelessly download music from the Zune Store and billed through the carrier/operator (Over the air downloads via carrier's network), making the bill payments easier. It is quite possible that carriers could bundle a subscription to Zune music with an unlimited data package.

Also, we have to wait and see whether this will expand Zune outside U.S as currently Zune is available only to U.S

Images Courtesy: WMPoweruser

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Couldn't you guys at least do a 180 flip on the pictures before you uploaded them? Seriously, it would have taken what....10 extra seconds?

Id like to see some more concepts to see where Microsoft is coming from. What I really expect from them is something new for the phone market. I dont want another Android or Iphone like OS. While I agree that there are only so many ways a phone OS can look, Microsoft has fallen off and is now playing catch up. The old windows mobile is too outdated and was once a king in this market but now it isnt.

lol..I dont know about you guys, but I really think this stinks.. it doesnt look great at all. Microsoft really need to revisit the drawing boards and come up with a completely new design. They are still stuck on an old crappy design logic while just updating the UI with more weird colors and cramp up shi*t. When you compare windows mobile to Apples iPhone OS, Google's Android and Palms Web OS.. those guys have really hit well with what concept a phone OS should represent and how it appeals to the user.

I agree with alot who say that Microsoft should make their own phone, but sadly, with their philosophy, that isn't going to happen anytime soon. Bill Gates and Steve Balmer are prity adamant about that.

Go back and re-design your OS Microsoft. You do such great work with most of your other applications, sad to see you guys can't come up with a simple Cell Phone OS.

dimithrak said,
lol..I dont know about you guys, but I really think this stinks.. it doesnt look great at all. Microsoft really need to revisit the drawing boards and come up with a completely new design. They are still stuck on an old crappy design logic while just updating the UI with more weird colors and cramp up shi*t. When you compare windows mobile to Apples iPhone OS, Google's Android and Palms Web OS.. those guys have really hit well with what concept a phone OS should represent and how it appeals to the user.

I agree with alot who say that Microsoft should make their own phone, but sadly, with their philosophy, that isn't going to happen anytime soon. Bill Gates and Steve Balmer are prity adamant about that.

Go back and re-design your OS Microsoft. You do such great work with most of your other applications, sad to see you guys can't come up with a simple Cell Phone OS.

Please keep in mind that these screens are not necessarily real, and are unconfirmed.

ilaugh said,
Please keep in mind that these screens are not necessarily real, and are unconfirmed.

I hope so.. for their sake.. lol

dimithrak said,
lol..I dont know about you guys, but I really think this stinks.. it doesnt look great at all. Microsoft really need to revisit the drawing boards and come up with a completely new design. They are still stuck on an old crappy design logic while just updating the UI with more weird colors and cramp up shi*t. When you compare windows mobile to Apples iPhone OS, Google's Android and Palms Web OS.. those guys have really hit well with what concept a phone OS should represent and how it appeals to the user.

I agree with alot who say that Microsoft should make their own phone, but sadly, with their philosophy, that isn't going to happen anytime soon. Bill Gates and Steve Balmer are prity adamant about that.

Go back and re-design your OS Microsoft. You do such great work with most of your other applications, sad to see you guys can't come up with a simple Cell Phone OS.

Calm down boi
Still over a year to go

Does this mean the Zune store function will be North America only then? considering I don't think the Zune store is available anywhere else? (considering the player itself is still NA only, far as I know).

EDIT: Could be they might be axing the standalone player and incorporating it into WM7 and releasing it world wide, that might be what they are up to? maybe?

Oh? Since when are the axing the Zune player? From my sources, it's confirmed hardware units will stay for the time being.

People and silly rumors :P

Quikboy said,
Oh? Since when are the axing the Zune player? From my sources, it's confirmed hardware units will stay for the time being.

People and silly rumors :P


I never said they were :P I was speculating, MS aren't exactly trying to get the Zune outside North America you know and there is a whole world out there

Actually, MS *are* trying to get the Zune outside North America. The problem is, they're attempting to deliver an experience - which is the hardware device AND the Zune Marketplace powered store & subscriptions (Zune Pass). You can get Zunes outside the US (I have one here in the UK), but the Zune store isn't available. It will be launching properly in Europe in late 2009 though, and as far as MS are concerned, they want it released. But they're not going to axe the standalone player

Pandya said,
Actually, MS *are* trying to get the Zune outside North America. The problem is, they're attempting to deliver an experience - which is the hardware device AND the Zune Marketplace powered store & subscriptions (Zune Pass). You can get Zunes outside the US (I have one here in the UK), but the Zune store isn't available. It will be launching properly in Europe in late 2009 though, and as far as MS are concerned, they want it released. But they're not going to axe the standalone player :)

Hey where did you get that info from? I have been waiting for a couple of years now to get the Marketplace experience in Europe (Spain in my case) so this would be extremely good news, would love the Zune pass!

Odd, absolutely no streamlining in any of those shots. They all seem like they are from a completely different product...hmm

Maybe its not fake (too early?) and it will just get cleaned up. All it is, is in time we will get more accurate info (WM7?? Have not even WM6.5 yet...jeesh)

They do all appear to be at different resolutions as well. Perhaps these shots were taken from different versions of Windows Mobile 7 (Classic, Standard, and Professional)?

The Zune Pass subscription is what will make this sucessful since people don't have much space on their phone. They could just stream music all day and not have to keep it on their phone!

Unless Microsoft makes their own phone I don't think they care much about the iPhone. Sure it's eating away at the overall market share. But they compete on a software level so it's most likely worried about Android. I don't see the zune resemblance though. Zune looks nicer.. can't believe I just said that :P

Xero said,
Unless Microsoft makes their own phone I don't think they care much about the iPhone. Sure it's eating away at the overall market share. But they compete on a software level so it's most likely worried about Android. I don't see the zune resemblance though. Zune looks nicer.. can't believe I just said that :P

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