Windows Mobile 7 screenshots show up

WMPoweruser has come up with some screenshots which it believes to be of the upcoming Windows Mobile 7. Below are the alleged images of Windows Mobile 7 that appear in their site.

Windows Mobile 6.5 Beta was recently distributed to Microsoft employees for testing and is scheduled for an April 2009 RTM release. More changes in the Windows Mobile 6.5 were demoed in the Mix09 event.

However, Windows Mobile 7 will not be reaching us until 2010 and expect the UI to rapidly change in the coming months.

*Images Courtesy: WMPoweruser

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Heh... you think a video from that long ago shows the interface that will stay forever? Heck, they've just gone and changed Honeycomb! I wouldn't hold my breath on anything shown over 6 months ago.

cybertimber2008 said,
Heh... you think a video from that long ago shows the interface that will stay forever? Heck, they've just gone and changed Honeycomb! I wouldn't hold my breath on anything shown over 6 months ago.

True, but the honeycomb was poorly received, while version has no known honeycomb. I think my links are quite accurate!

These may very well be real, but I doubt they're real screnshots. They look like they are real WM7 concept images that the dev team made up in Photoshop.

Well it doesn't even matter if these are fake or not because it will probably turn out completely different from anything we see here.

Some closer observations:

  • The date is October 16.
  • Notice the Windows Live Messenger Icon, it's out of date. If Microsoft were working on Windows Mobile 7 right now, it would be using the new Windows Live Messenger Icon.
  • The Finder Icon on the top right, Microsoft has never been known, in any release to include search up-front, aside from Windows Live Search.
  • The bottom is inconsistent, it doesn't flow naturally for a Mobile Device. Having a Volume and Battery Indicator like that at the bottom doesn't look right.
  • The mail, task and chat icons don't fit the theme style portrayed in the screenshots.
  • The quality of the images provided, notice how low quality they are, if they were real shots of Windows Mobile 7, they would be clear, any snapshot program for Windows Mobile that I know of produces high quality images.
  • Notice on the first image, the UI doesn't match the second image, it doesn't look like something Microsoft would do, even if they tried.

Sevan said,
Some closer observations:
  • The date is October 16.
  • Notice the Windows Live Messenger Icon, it's out of date. If Microsoft were working on Windows Mobile 7 right now, it would be using the new Windows Live Messenger Icon.
  • The Finder Icon on the top right, Microsoft has never been known, in any release to include search up-front, aside from Windows Live Search.
  • The bottom is inconsistent, it doesn't flow naturally for a Mobile Device. Having a Volume and Battery Indicator like that at the bottom doesn't look right.
  • The mail, task and chat icons don't fit the theme style portrayed in the screenshots.
  • The quality of the images provided, notice how low quality they are, if they were real shots of Windows Mobile 7, they would be clear, any snapshot program for Windows Mobile that I know of produces high quality images.
  • Notice on the first image, the UI doesn't match the second image, it doesn't look like something Microsoft would do, even if they tried.

Keep in mind that there were many inconsistencies like this with the leaked Windows Mobile 6.5 images. They're likely just concepts. From the date? Probably fairly old concepts.

i'm ALMOST positive i've seen the red one as a skin for current WM when i was playing with configguring my HTC. at least the general layout. a big, bottom -length bar for battery and volume? That's...hidious. That's not even something a comittee would design (what most Windows bad design decisions are based on.) These HAVE to be fake.

Like the previously released concepts, it;s obvious that the developers were focused on integrating the Standard and Professional platforms when the iPhone brought about a "Touch Friendly" tsunami. I doubt these shots still represent the future of WInMo7, given the direction they started on in WM6.5 (honeycomb, Titanium)

You can patent that stuff? That's just dumb.

I want to patent the fact I am overweight, and sit in a computer chair all day. Plenty of people are about to get sued!

2 screenshots are news worthy? And what's up with the icons on that carousel thing, look quite iPhone-esque (no I'm not being a fanboy, just stating an observation). And don't Apple have a patent on having search available from the top-right of the screen (Spotlight)?

Looks a bit fake tbh

Chaks said,
I think the concept of the carousel is coming from HTC TouchFlo Manilla 2D interface.

Lately people relate everything to iPhone-ish


As I had previously statedâ€Â¦ I was merely stating an observationâ€Â¦ And I never said it about the carousel, I said it about the icons that were on itâ€Â¦

Really? They look just like regular icons to me? Though a few elements of the original iPhone do look a lot like another phone...