Windows Mobile 7 Detailed in Presentation Leak

Windows Mobile 7Advanced details about Microsoft's next-generation version of Windows Mobile have been leaked on the Inside Microsoft blog. The site appears to have obtained a Microsoft internal briefing document on Windows Mobile 7. The document outlines the major new features coming to WM7 which include a host of new input and interaction methods, a system-wide UI revamp and a new web browser and touch controls.

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I'll defer to the article for most of the details as it contains a thorough write-up and breakdown of all the new features as well as a ton of screenshots (engadget also has additional pics from the same source). In short, Microsoft plans to add camera and motion based gestures to create a new way to interact with mobile devices. For instance, you will be able to flick through lists, pan, swipe sideway, draw on the screen as well as be able to shake, twist and otherwise manipulate the phone to perform certain actions. Windows Mobile 7 will also place a much stronger emphasis on touch screen based finger controls. FInally, the whole operating system is said to have a more modern Vista-like UI with more animations and visual flair.

The author claims the information is from a document put together in the summer of 2007. Since it is somewhat dated and made for internal use, many of the features and plans could change before it is officially announced. There is currently no word or rumors on when any devices would be made available with a version of Windows Mobile 7.

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mikecane @ 1/8/2008 4:05:22 PM # Q
If Apple ever goes under, who will they have to, uh, imitate [read: STEAL from] for their "innovation"?

RE: MeTooSoft
theog @ 1/8/2008 4:46:56 PM # Q
Microsoft owes a part of Apple... or did you forget?

These two companies work together on technology. No one ever bothers to make these comments when Apple releases nice things that reads Windows xp or vista all over them.

I love Apple and my Mac, but your comment is stupid.

Vote for John Kerry... best man for the job.

RE: MeTooSoft
freakout @ 1/8/2008 5:40:19 PM # Q
Who really gives a damn who came up with it originally, so long as it looks nice and works well? (For instance, Apple have a five-tabbed phone app that is near-identical to the Treo 680's, but no one's complaining 'cause it's a good design.)
RE: MeTooSoft
theog @ 1/8/2008 5:45:29 PM # Q

Vote for John Kerry... best man for the job.
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