Windows Phone 7 interface leaked via MWC banners

The upcoming Mobile World Congress, or MWC, has many technology enthusiasts excited about the possible release of Windows Phone 7. Rumors have been flying non-stop over the past weeks, most recently regarding the lack of Flash support, and even a Windows Mobile 'Starter Edition', much like Microsoft's desktop offerings. As the Microsoft stage at the MWC was undergoing some last minute minor changes, learnbemobile managed to get photos of the interface for Windows Mobile 7, which will be unveiled in the hours ahead.

The photos, unlike most spy shots of pre-released products, are good quality, and display some of the very welcome changes that Microsoft has made to its mobile operating system. Interestingly, there seems to be support for Xbox Live, in addition to a revamped home screen, showing off information crucial to most users. There also appears to be a new section labeled 'Me', which will of course be detailed when the announcement is made. We've included an image of the interface below, along with a gallery (again thanks to learnbemobile).

Neowin will be covering the MWC live, so keep your eyes on us for any announcements.

 

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Even thou I am happy about the release of Mobile 7, I will not be buying another Windows Mobile phone. When I brought the first AT&T Tilt back in 2007 with OS 6.0, we were only allowed to upgrade one time to OS 6.1. I just brought a AT&T Tilt 2 with OS 6.5 in December of 2009. I hope that Windows Mobile will allow us to upgrade are OS on our phones to Windows Mobile 7. If not, I am done period.

Gizmodo has posted a video of the Windows Phone 7: http://gizmodo.com/5471970/windows-phone-7-first-video?skyline=true&s=i

There appears to be a LOT of wasted space on that home screen due to the vertical strip down the right edge, which only contains a small 'next page' arrow at the top of it.

That's a bit of a crappy design IMHO.

However, on the whole it's a lot nicer than what we've got at the moment.

Whoever took these photos needs to be thrown out and fired. Why does Neowin.net continue to condone this sort of behavior?

RichardK said,
Whoever took these photos needs to be thrown out and fired. Why does Neowin.net continue to condone this sort of behavior?

What, just because the pics have leaked the UI before the announcement?? Of course no other website would have done this if they had been given the chance nooooo!!

It's how reporting works in every industry not just IT. Give a reporter the chance of a news scoop before anyone else and they will sell their mother for it. It's how news works....

RichardK said,
Whoever took these photos needs to be thrown out and fired. Why does Neowin.net continue to condone this sort of behavior?
Would you rather the picture taker had brought a ladder and removed the banner? Given the displays were hidden and someone picked up on them behind the banner, I think the shots are good as one can expect. You'll get your high res shots when the announcement is made and the banners come down.

bolix said,
Reminds me of Pins on the Zune HD

That could be what this is based on? Lots of rumors out there say WM7 has a ZuneHD'esc UI.

daryld said,
y is no1 commenting on the device the new ui is being shown on could that be windows own phone :O

Because I'm 99% sure that it's not. It wouldn't make sense for Microsoft to manufacture their own phone.

Brent1700 said,

Because I'm 99% sure that it's not. It wouldn't make sense for Microsoft to manufacture their own phone.

the question then is who exactly make that phone as i sure as hell havent seen it before lol also seems to be writing of sum sort in the very top right hand corner of the phone wonder what it says ??

daryld said,

the question then is who exactly make that phone as i sure as hell havent seen it before lol also seems to be writing of sum sort in the very top right hand corner of the phone wonder what it says ??

looks like a HTC phone to me

I hope that is a quick view/widget screen or something, if thats the homescreen my many years of use with this platform has come to an abrupt end :(

Osiris said,
I hope that is a quick view/widget screen or something, if thats the homescreen my many years of use with this platform has come to an abrupt end :(
Why?

Chances are this will be the new phone platform for a lot of us MS&Xbox users Congrats to MS for breaking with the past!