New screenshots of the upcoming Hotmail redesign indicate the service may be getting a name change as well. The screenshots, released earlier today, contain additional information about upcoming changes to Microsoft's mail service, such as a new domain for e-mail addresses from the service.
LiveSide posted a number of leaked screenshots of the mail service's new, Metro design – this time in English – including an automated e-mail from “Newmail” that implies the service will be rebranded. The message indicates the naming change will include a new domain for e-mail addresses that old Hotmail accounts could be converted to.
- 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.
It’s unlikely that “Newmail” is actually the name of the service; instead, the Newmail name is likely a temporary name before Microsoft reveals the service's official rebranding.
Screenshots of the Microsoft's e-mail service began appearing yesterday, featuring the a Metro design consistent with Microsoft's Windows 8 design. The rebranding of Hotmail also comes shortly after the company announced it would be rebranding its Zune music service to Xbox Music.