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Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures

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Microsoft is currently developing Windows Mobile 7, the first revolutionary change to its mobile device operating system. Recently, I was given a document by a source inside Microsoft that details the touch and gesture plans for Mobile 7. This document is a confidential internal use only document, used to explain the plans for Mobile 7, and contains well over a hundred pages of designs, ideas, and changes to the way we interact with our mobile devices.

Below, you’ll find over 3,000 words detailing my notes from the document. I can’t publish the document here, at least not until after the product is announced, to protect my sources. I will provide the document to trusted journalists in order to share and show proof of this information. If there is anything I leave out, please don’t hesitate to ask and I will try to provide a screenshot or answer.

The document appears to be from the past summer, and some of the details may change before the product is announced. However, the touch and gesture plans appear to be set in stone, and will be the focus of Windows Mobile 7.

What’s New

Windows-Mobile-7-logoWindows Mobile 7 will dramatically change the way we use mobile devices. It will emphasize the use of touch on the device, as well as motion gestures created by using the device. It is, absolutely, Microsoft’s effort to beat back the iPhone, and the iPhone is referenced several times in the document.

Windows Mobile 7 will use touch gestures, similar to how the iPhone does. You will be able to flick through lists, pan, swipe sideway, draw on the screen. A lot of emphasis has been put on making navigation easier and doing away with scrollbars, including a new scroll handle that allows for multiple ways of finding items extremely fast.

Windows Mobile 7 will use motion gestures, something the iPhone does not. It will not use an intricate and complicated series of gyroscopes and accelerometers. Instead, it will use the camera on the phone to detect motions and create appropriate actions. You will be able to shake, twist and otherwise manipulate the phone and get things done. The phone will be able to perform actions when placed face down on a surface, and it will know when it is in your pocket or bag.

Windows Mobile 7 will have an exciting locking screen, that will allow you to play around with it, draw on it, shake it and completely otherwise mess with it.

Windows Mobile 7 will have dramatically improved visuals, different from the iPhone and much more similar to the dark and futuristic visuals of Windows Vista. It will feature graphical transitions, subtle effects, and other things to make it more interesting to look at. This is not detailed in the document, but featured in the multitude of screenshots.

Windows Mobile 7 is designed to use the finger, not the stylus, though many devices will be required to include a stylus. It is designed to be easy to use with the hand, including one-handed, and to be fun to use and easy to understand. It is designed to be used on devices with no buttons, few buttons, lots of buttons, full keyboards, and devices without touch screens.

Windows Mobile 7 is clearly designed for better media playback, with screenshots indicating a much-improved Media Player and photo gallery application. There is talk in the document of a games mode. Mobile Internet Explorer runs full-screen web pages in a minimalistic interface, and has “tabbed” browsing, except you can switch tabs by shaking the phone.

The keyboard has been improved, but plans for a full touch keyboard, a la the iPhone, have been shelved until a future version of Windows Mobile.

Below are my detailed notes. Some of it is raw, some of it is very detailed. It is accompanied by screenshots direct from the document which show off other features planned for Windows Mobile 7.

Click on any image to view it full-size. They’re all high quality images.

Goals of the New User Interface

Touch, gestures, scrolling, and direct manipulation. Also, animations, transitions, motion gestures, and codenames “Phosphur” and “Starburst”.

Goal: Finger optimized, best in class touch experience that users are comfortable with everywhere.

Requirements: simple, memorable and fun; consistent, predictable and interesting; natural movements, natural animations and transitions; and enhance the mobile experience, not degrade it.

Goal is to support hardware with buttons, hardware with buttons and touch screens, and touch screen-only devices. The Touch-only devices are specifically referenced as “iPhone compete”.

User experience requirements: consistent UI interaction across the device (up and down should always scroll up and down lists, not something else), should not be overloaded. The new UI will not be opt-in for applications, but required, so old applications will all get it. There will be a “game mode”, where games will be allowed to override the UI requirements and use similar movements for different actions, allowing games to have more complicated controls than the average app.

There will be audio and visual feedback, only where appropriate, like indicating the top and bottom of a list, which objects are touchable, and a “ring of fire” indicating where you press and hold down your finger.

Designed to be used by a finger, without a stylus. Microsoft Research is researching the size of the average fingertip/tap size. Currently, they are working with the assumption of a 7.6×7.6 millimeter fingertip size. The goal is a device that can be used almost entirely one-handed with the thumb of the hand holding the device.

There were plans to implement the Soft Input Panel (the on-screen keyboard) as a finger accessible portion of the UI (like the iPhone does), but it was cut for Windows Mobile 7.

Tap drills down in a list, but some lists will have you tab once to select, once again to drill down the list.
Interface elements will be designed so there is no fear of users making a mistake and missing their target. It will be able to dynamically resize elements of the user interface, prioritizing them and making them easier to hit. Corners, like the close button, scrollbars, icons and the title bar/status bar, will all be able to grow to make things easier on the user.

A stylus will be required on devices meeting certain screen size, orientation, DPI and resolution marks. User interface elements will scale their size and be prioritized in order to make hitting them easier, especially scrollbars, corner elements, icons, the title bar and the status bar.

Touch may be the actual product name as it stands.

Gestures for scrolling (horizontal and vertical), task and menu access, press and hold controls, list items, press and drag, and launching shortcuts. The device will be able to detect finger velocity, scrolling further if the user’s finger moves faster.

They are considering the need for scroll bars when users are scrolling with gestures. Current plan is to show them on Touch devices when flicking through a list, but not show them on button-only devices when scrolling.

When a dialog is longer than the screen and needs to be scrolled horizontally, they are considering replacing the scroll bar with a visual indicator, like text fading off the edge of the screen.
Pressing and holding launched the context (right-click) menu, as it does now.

By default in a list, tapping drills down items, but there will be visual and audio feedback if drilling doesn’t occur and the user is merely focusing on an item.

A stylus will be required for device makers to include, based on screen size, screen orientation, and screen resolution.

Microsoft is considering if it needs to support screens and drivers that do multi-touch, but multi-touch is not a base feature of Windows Mobile 7. Multi-finger touch is shown for cropping and rotating photos, but there is no indication if this is software based or requires multi-touch hardware.

Motion Gestures

There will be various finger motion gestures, used for scrolling vertically and horizontally, task and menu access, pressing and holding on controls, list items, pressing and dragging, and launching shortcuts.

Some UI elements, called Spinner and Pivot, will have a gesture where you swipe them from left to right. In a Spinner, you have a single item with left and right buttons next to it, but instead of hitting the left and right buttons, you can just swipe to change the option.

There will also be motion gestures, where the user moves the device to invoke certain commands. Microsoft Research has a technology concept that uses the device’s camera as a motion sensor, enabling motion control while using the device. This means devices will not need accelerometers and other complicated gyroscopes to get these features, and that existing Windows Mobile devices could be upgraded to full Windows Mobile 7 functionality. These gestures will require the camera to be operating all the time a gesture may be used, which will affect battery life.

There would need to be support for gestures when the device is locked, including slider control, which hints at a similar locking mechanism to the iPhone. It will also support changing screen orientation when turning the device sideways, just like the iPhone does, but using the camera, not a gyroscope.

Windows Mobile 8 will support gestures in the auxiliary screen. Windows Mobile 7 will not.

Gestures shown include in music or a slideshow, shaking the phone left or right to go to the previous or next song or photo, and shaking the phone in order to shuffle it. Here’s an image, which may only be a mockup, or it is showing us what Windows Media Player will look like on Windows Mobile 7, as well as the picture viewer:

Media-Player-Gestures

As you see, Media Player has an emphasis on album art along with other cool visual elements. Also notice the ever-present battery and signal strength indicators have been placed inside the soft key buttons at the bottom of the screen, saving screen real estate and making them a lot cooler.

Another gesture: When pressing the directional pad down in a full-screen media application, such as a photo application, you can move the device forward and backward to zoom in and out of the image.

The web browser will incorporate gestures for back and forward actions. Here’s an image:

Internet-Explorer-Gestures

Notice the differences in Internet Explorer. The interface is simpler and much nicer, with just an address bar and go button, the web page is a desktop version, just like on the iPhone, and the browser has tabbed browsing, used by gesturing through a series of graphical thumbnails. This is very impressive.

The camera will also cause certain actions based on light sensitivity. For example, if you put your phone in your pocket or in a bag, it will shut off the screen, and can even make the ringer louder or put it on vibrate, as directed. It can also turn the screen on automatically when taking the phone out, trigger the timer on the phone’s camera when the phone is placed face down on a surface, automatically activate the camera flash based on available light, snooze the phone’s alarm when waving your hand over the phone’s camera, taking a picture when anyone walks past the phone (or any other desired action, like making a noise), or remotely connecting to other devices when the phone sees them.

Waking Up and the Lock Screen

Here’s an example of a gesture, shaking the phone to wake it up:

Shake-to-wake

The document says that gestures should be distinct, convenient, easy to use, and they should also be fun and have feedback that responds to the user’s action. They shouldn’t be hard motion, but simple jiggles or shakes, with the screen reacting to the amount of shaking, the number of shakes, that sort of thing.

An example of the screen showing a transition from the device being asleep to awake:

Transition-awake

As you see, it’s a very nice and detailed, but subtle graphical transition. Microsoft never cared about transitions before, but it looks like Windows Mobile 7 will be different.

There’s also a part talking about allowing the user to “doodle” on the screen (their word, not mine), letting users draw doodles on the device lock screen, as well as shake the screen to affect the wallpaper (like making water run, or blurring an image). The iPhone’s lock screen is an iconic part of the device, and Microsoft wants to have a cool lock screen without copying Apple, so the plan is to give you fun things to do on the lock screen.

Here’s an image showing the user doodling. Notice the use of two fingers, hinting at software-based simple multi-touch, or perhaps the image assumes the device has multi-touch hardware?

Finger-Doodles

And a screen that has been shook or doodled on:

Doodled-screen

That makes for a pretty cool locked phone.

Touch Scrolling/Flicking

Users will be able to flick their way through lists and swipe sideways for certain actions and pivoting views. When scrolling through lists, letters are shown to indicate as the user makes his way through the alphabet, as well as the addition of a scroll bar. There will be a visual bump when reaching the end of a list.

Besides flicking up and down, the user will be able to pivot sideways between different hotlists. The user can swipe to pivot between each, tap a selection in the pivot wheel, or hit an arrow to launch a pivot selector for all available pivots.

An example of pivoting in the Recent Programs menu:

Pivoting

Here’s a screenshot of Outlook’s inbox:

Flick-scrolling

Also shown is flicking and swiping through an unnamed maps application, based on Windows Live Maps, and flicking based on the velocity of the user’s finger. Other types of finger gestures include the use of spinners and sliders, and unrestricted omni-directional movement.

A screenshot of panning in the maps application:

Map-scrolling

Those arrows on the sides of the screen are shown as being used in all applications, including IE Mobile, to let the user know when they are panning the screen.

When hitting buttons/icons on the screen, the UI will try to prioritize items and determine which one the user wanted to hit, so users who are sloppy with their fingers will still get the desired result. It will use this smart targeting when using your finger, but not when using the stylus, a very smart design decision.
When using the keyboard, the letter enlarges and appears above your finger when you hit it, just like on the iPhone. When highlighting text, a zoom/edit box appears above it to show what you are highlighting. When in full page view in IE Mobile, if you hit an area with links it will zoom in with a bubble and help you choose from the links. Observe:

Zooming-and-editing

Notice Word Mobile. It has the Office 2007 Ribbon, but it appears to be lifted directly from Word 2007 and far too small to be used on a mobile device. Assume that this was put in for the mockup, and not an actual application screenshot, but also assume that they are going in the direction of a Ribbon-based user interface for Office Mobile.

There is handwriting recognition listed for OneNote Mobile.

An example of a context menu, activated by pressing and holding in an area (like right-clicking on a PC):

Context-Menu

Other examples of what Microsoft calls Press N Hold UI elements include an application launcher and a quick scroller (for quickly moving through a list with a scrollbar and the first letter of list items):

Other-Press-N-Hold-Elements

Currently, when scrolling down a screen with the directional pad, the selector moves to the bottom of the screen, then scrolls downward one item at a time. In Windows Mobile 7, the list scrolls upwards as the selector moves downwards, acting in sync so that the selector does not reach the bottom of the screen until it reaches the end of the list. This gives the user feedback on how long the list is and where the user currently is within the list.

When the user flicks to scroll within a list, a scroll handle will appear on the side. If the user touches it, the user can drag the scroll handle up and down for faster scrolling. This replaces the scroll bar. The more the handle is moved, the faster the screen will scroll. A screenshot:

Scroll-handle

Scroll bars in Windows Mobile 7 will never be part of the screen, but rather floating transparent visual elements on top of it. They will only be used when necessary.

A filmstrip view is shown, with the music filmstrip clearly showing a Zune icon with the option to purchase the song:

Filmstrip-with-Zune

There are many pages showing other UI elements, including radio buttons, Spinners, sliders, text entry boxes, combo boxes, drop down menus and such, that I have left out. If anyone desperately wants to see them, let me know and I can add screenshots.

There’s a list of gestures that are being explorer and may or may not make it into Mobile 7, including a gesture to dismiss an on-screen notification by shaking it off the screen, a gesture to automatically take you to a Smart Search notification panel, turning the phone like turning a key to unlock it, Pivoting by gesturing the phone sideways, moving through lists by shaking the phone up or down, switching the camera into black and white or other modes by shaking it down, adjusting camera aperture and shutter speed by rotating the camera, sending a file by “tossing” it to another device.

I left out most of these, but if there are any more you want to see, just let me know and I will try to accommodate. Here’s the camera gesture, just because the UI is so cool:

Camera-Gesture

There’s a list of list view options that are likely cut, including expandable/collapsible headers in grid view (I also didn’t cover grid view), a carousel view (sort of like a vertical pivot), scrolling one item at a time with touch, accelerometer gestures.

Windows Mobile 7 will ship in 2009, according to the document. This makes sense with the Mobile 6.1 point release that is coming around now. Hopefully, Bill Gates will announce Windows Mobile 7 at CES tonight, but if not, you now have advance notice of what is coming next year. Microsoft clearly has a lot planned to make Windows Mobile 7 the revolution it needs to be to compete with Apple, and Mobile 7 is going to bring some cool and excitement to Microsoft’s smart phones.

January 6th, 2008 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Windows Mobile | 240 comments



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  1. […] were published HERE under title “Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures” and […]

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  2. AMAZING! Why isn’t it 2009 now?

    Great exclusive and well written!

    Comment by Adam Hirsch | January 6, 2008

  3. Nice scoop man! Really interesting stuff. Although, we’ve all seen concepts like this before, so I hope that the product actually turns out this way.

    Comment by Harrison | January 6, 2008

  4. […] ou quase, já que várias funções se baseiam no multi-touch do iPhone. Confiram mais detalhes neste Blog da […]

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  5. You’re not making easy on us !!!
    I was already excited about WM6.1 and not I’m all shaky about WM7 !
    Go Microsoft !!!

    Comment by Pascal | January 6, 2008

  6. […] Read more + screenshots here […]

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  7. Wow, can’t wait!

    Ping! http://www.cjcraft.com/blog/2008/01/06/MultiTouchAndMotionGesturesComingToWindowsMobile7Screenshots.aspx

    Comment by Chris Craft | January 6, 2008

  8. What the hell? is this for real? I mean,

    “WM7′ll hve an xciting locking screen … will allow u 2 play around w/it, draw on it, shake it …” IT’s a bloody locking screen!

    “a “ring of fire” indicating where you press and hold down your finger.”

    haha

    “Here’s an example of a gesture, shaking the phone to wake it up”

    haha, that’s gonna look so cool in public

    Seriously, this looks like a mock article. And it’s pretty obvious this is only a “we want it to be like this” list.

    “device’s camera as a motion sensor”

    Lol, must be pretty effective in the dark and battery friendly.

    Comment by lmjabreu | January 6, 2008

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  10. “There are many pages showing other UI elements, including radio buttons, Spinners, sliders, text entry boxes, combo boxes, drop down menus and such, that I have left out. If anyone desperately wants to see them, let me know and I can add screenshots.”

    I most certainly do! If you don’t want to make screenshots upload the presentation (I assume it’s a .ppt?) somewhere!

    Comment by Fernando | January 6, 2008

  11. Wow,
    Everyone that does not like the iPhone for what it doesn’t have should thank Apple for pushing giving Microsoft a design wake up call.
    Even if apple sells 15 million iPhones by then, Microsoft will even the game by launching this software as un update to all its devices sold so far.

    Comment by Nikolay Andreev | January 6, 2008

  12. […] you are super patient and will be willing to wait for the upcoming Windows Mobile 7 which will focus on touch screen capabilities and motion […]

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  13. Groundbreaking….you mean it only took a decade and a major kick in the ass by the Apple iPhone to get a decent browser into WM!

    I’m had prob 6-7 WM devices and all the upgrades seemed like brought nothing really new… I have a Hacked iPhone and while its not perfect it was a great replacement to WM6.

    I’m not bashing WM, I’m willing to try the new release, which basically incorporates iPhone features

    Comment by Lithivm | January 6, 2008

  14. This is bs.

    Sorry to say, but I’ve used photoshop for a long time. Lots of mocking errors. The phone shots are sized differently, you see different categories, but icons don’t move. Stock fonts, bad motion blur.

    Someone spent a lot of time creating a lot of poor screenshots. What corporation would use Eminem as a demo shot, that wouldn’t work with the upper ups.

    How about the touch windows button never being in the same place? This is a fake…although I wish it wasn’t.

    Nice try though.

    Comment by YeaRight | January 7, 2008

  15. Fantastic!
    It can also turn the screen on automatically when taking the phone out, trigger the timer on the phone’s camera when the phone is placed face down on a surface, automatically activate the camera flash based on available light.

    Comment by George | January 7, 2008

  16. […] InsideMicrosoft blog has some serious coverage of what may be what we’ll be using in our Windows powered mobile […]

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  17. […] you will be able to doodle on your cell phone screen. But there is no denying that Microsoft is taking its cues from Apple on the user interface of its mobile operating system. Will history repeat itself with […]

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  18. […] Read the entire article in more depth at InsideMicrosoft […]

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  19. […] Someone leaked an internal document from Microsoft that outlines all of Windows Mobile 7’s new interface and motion features and I’m absolutely astonished at great a job Microsoft did. “Design” and aesthetics have long been the domain of Apple but it looks like Microsoft hired some kick-ass designers and let them run free in Photoshop without bureaucracy holding them back. […]

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  20. […] InsideMicrosoft 网站得到了一份开发中的 Windows Mobile 7 的一份资料,比较详细披露了 Microsoft 新一代移动操作系统的革命性改变。什么革命性改变呢?触摸操作和动作姿势,适用于多种键盘样式的设备(多键,少键,无键)。和 iPhone 有些类似,但有它更丰富的地方。 […]

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  21. Hi Microsoft,

    You took your time, I expected to see something a bit sooner.

    But I like your screen mockups all the same =D

    pointui.com

    Love Dorothy.

    Comment by dorothyg07 | January 7, 2008

  22. Why the HELL would you share confidential information??

    Where the hell is your ethics?!

    Take this god damn article down.

    Comment by rei | January 7, 2008

  23. wow that looks like a blatent rip-of of the ipone
    as steve jobs said they have over 200 pantents on the ipone
    and that they are going to vigoruosly protect them
    fucking mickrosoft,
    apple innovates,
    microsoft immitates
    thats the way its always been
    thats the way it will always be

    Comment by south_side_boi | January 7, 2008

  24. […] new devices with “gesture control” these days, and Microsoft is following along . This insider story presents some of the new features in Windows Mobile 7 which is supposed to take on the iPhone later […]

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  25. […] muy bien, me enterado de que va a salir el windows mobile 7 , esperaba para este año pero la posible liberación y puesta en marcha en el […]

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  26. anyone remember Vista? empty promises. vaporware… the only company to look for with a touchscreen that will compete with Apple is RIMM. A touch screen blackberry would be far more attractive buy than windows mobile.

    iPhone is in its infant stage, so i dont think the interface you see on an iPhone today will be the same next year.

    MSFT has much to prove after Vista… and it may be of interest to see if Apple sues MSFT (again)… or is there some arrangment that we are unaware of…

    Comment by gman | January 7, 2008

  27. […] 微软正在开发的下一代PPC掌上设备操作系统Windows Mobile 7将采用全新的界面。支持类似iPhone的触摸操作(比如向左右,上下滑动),同时其还会支持iPhone所没有的手势操作,不是采用类似的重力和加速度感应,而是通过摄像头来侦测操作行为,支持晃动,旋转等种种特殊操作。而且WM 7同样采用手指为主导操作输入设备,而不再采用触控笔。另外还将重新设计媒体播放,图片查看和网页浏览器等等的应用,同时也将推出全触摸方式的输入方案。更多详细介绍和图片请参考InsideMicrosoft的原文。 我个人觉得Windows Mobile是一个相当成熟的平台,其上的应用程序也是十分丰富的。如果说缺乏便是像iPhone一样的人性化操作,也就是更为方便的人机交流方式。不过只要有了理念,创新是很容易的事情,更何况是模仿。就像iPhone在推出不久之后便出现的众多模仿其操作界面的程序,包括WM,Blackberry, Palm等等众多平台。 […]

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  28. That’s fantastic!!
    It means that in 2009 (if no delays happens) Microsoft will have its own iPhone!!
    How great is that?!?!?! :-S

    Comment by Chuck | January 7, 2008

  29. All great. Really. But 2009?

    Symbian’s Touch UI has touch, gestures, and fluid transitions with flashlite 3.0 incorporated into the phone’s OS. And that’s coming in Q1 2008.

    Apple made good multitouch in Q3 2007.

    Now you tell me WM7 is expected in 2009??????? That reflects a great deal of incompetence on Microsoft’s behalf. What would they imagine Apple and Nokia do by then? Remain the same??

    Of course they won’t. S60 Touch will have been a lot better and so will the iPhone. WM7 should have been a Q3 2008 release AT LEAST.

    Comment by Tarek El-Ghazaly | January 7, 2008

  30. […] 7, 2008 Link Not all the big news is coming out of CES today: thanks to Nathan Weinberg’s InsideMicrosoft blog, we were able to check out a purported internal document detailing the revolutionary new input […]

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  31. Just like MS to copy Apple….. hahaha…. Over 200 iPhone patents and they will be vigorously defended. Not my words…. Steve Jobs said it. Nice try though Microsoft.

    Comment by Danield | January 7, 2008

  32. Leave it to Microsoft to show that once again they can’t innovate. The only thing they will bring to the table that iPhone doesn’t have is poor performance and a desire to frequently freeze up.

    Comment by J | January 7, 2008

  33. […] wam podrzucić kolejną prawdziwą perełkę czyli… nadchodzący Windows Mobile 7. Powiem tylko: […]

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  34. Just because they can spec it does not mean they can ship it…..
    the problem with Windoiws Mobile is it is based on Windows Mobile, Windows CE - there is a LOT of work to get all that on the CE code, unless they abandon CE and go with the microkernel they are planning fore the next version of Windows desktop. Will be interesting to see what MSFT delivers….

    Comment by E | January 7, 2008

  35. (for, not fore… oops)

    Comment by E | January 7, 2008

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  37. “Don’t buy an iPhone because you can buy the Microsoft cheap rip-off version in 2009!” You could buy an iPhone now and when the contract is up, I bet WM7 still won’t be ready for primetime, and only one phone will support all its features and will cost $700 (with a contract). This is an intentional leak from MS to get people thinking something better than the iPhone is coming. Typical microsoft tactic: promise the world on unreleased products, hoping people will wait for it and not be TOO disappointed when the actual device is far less than was promised (or should I say “leaked”?).

    Comment by SuperMatt | January 7, 2008

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  45. Hmmm… an attempt at a “me too” with the iPhone. Even if it IS real, I’ll gladly keep my iPhone — this isn’t even tempting.

    Comment by Brian | January 8, 2008

  46. Great info very interesting. Pity Apple raised the bar so high with the iphone touch specific points already. I would love this wm7 it looks great. I just hope that it is more stable that the iphone and not just a quick copy of the best bits of the software. I do like the VISTA “esq” application flow that IS neat.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Nicholas

    Comment by nick | January 8, 2008

  47. […] Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures (blognewschannel.com) Link: Windows Mobile 7 Walkthrough… […]

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  48. […] Microsofts Answer to iPhone […]

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  49. The question still remains - will it be possible to run it on current WM6 touch devices (like the Herald, as that’s the one I bought not so long ago)..

    That’s what I really wanna know - if anyone can get back to me with information about it, I’ll be very happy.

    Comment by debdrup | January 8, 2008

  50. kind of suspicious about it.. looks like this this ball might be brought out by Apple itself.
    copyrights, copyrights…

    Comment by vadim | January 8, 2008

  51. This is defintely WM7 without a doubt as the features shown here are similar to MS’s patent filing some time back. For those of you thinking it is fake because it is PhotoShop’d, you are wrong as while the images were created in PhotoShop, they were created by MS designers to show what the goal is before they develop the code.

    Comment by TruthBeKnown | January 8, 2008

  52. […] eventually catch up with Safari (in fact, according to Windows Mobile 7 spec leaks will surpass it � Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures � InsideMicrosoft-part of the Bl…). Jamie Edwards (jamie.edwards ]at[ kayako.com) […]

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  53. […] source also shows a newly designed Internet Explorer with tabbed browsing plus a newly designed email […]

    Pingback by » Windows Mobile 7 - The leaked details Smart Phones: | January 8, 2008

  54. […] Inside Microsoft gives an interesting look at some features of WM7. I’ve really missed that clock on the top bar. […]

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  55. I have an iPhone and it’s great and as far as UI is concerned there’s nothing close. However I think this is still good news as it means there will be competition. The way Apple have been behaving lately I don’t like the idea of them being a monopoly in any market.

    Comment by John | January 8, 2008

  56. […] Se você quiser visualizar mais imagens do Windows Mobile 7, basta clicar aqui, na página do InsideMicrosoft. […]

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  57. […] Inside Microsoft has offered some information about the Windows Mobile 7 operating system, that the company is […]

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  58. *LOL*

    Lame iPhone knock-off. And as usual: MS will never learn that good UI design is about keeping things simple.

    Perfection is reached when nothing more can be taken away (not when nothing more can be added). Poor WM users ..

    Comment by MysterMask | January 8, 2008

  59. […] näha, et Microsoft on eesmärgkis võtnud väga ambitsioonika suuna, vaatame siit edasi kuidas on idee ning jääme pikkisllmi ootama […]

    Pingback by BattleIT » Artikklid » Windows Mobile 7 | January 8, 2008

  60. […] to the way we interact with our mobile devices.   Inside Microsoft blog has an exclusive on this HERE. So head over n have a […]

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  61. Nice to see some new features for WM7 http://htcsource.com

    Comment by Nick | January 8, 2008

  62. the question is, if this WM7 will be compatible with existing diveces, like my Gigabyte GSmart i350?

    Comment by gyuszi bacsi | January 8, 2008

  63. the question is, if this WM7 will be compatible with existing devices, like my Gigabyte GSmart i350?

    Comment by gyuszi bacsi | January 8, 2008

  64. […] InsideMicrosoft have gone mad with their preview of Windows Mobile 7. So mad, in fact, they’ve written a 3,000 word essay on it, which you really should read to get the full picture. […]

    Pingback by Leaked doc shows Microsoft Surface-like mobile devices on their way | January 8, 2008

  65. […] HERE for all the juicy […]

    Pingback by The Mobile Genealogist » Blog Archive » Windows Mobile 7? | January 8, 2008

  66. […] http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com/archives/2008/01/06/exclusive-windows-mobile-7-to-focus-on-touc… Hoewel de lancering pas voor 2009 is gepland, zijn de eerste beelden en functies van Windows Mobile 7 nu al te zien. In een “gelekt” (hmmm - nota koen) document valt op hoe Microsoft de strijd wil aanbinden met de iPhone door onder meer een kaartendienst (tags: design forecast future ideas ipod Microsoft technology windows windowsmobile phone mobile) […]

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  67. So let me get this straight… Apple releases the iPod and it is a hugely innovative products and everyone loves it and now they have over 70% market share. A few years later MS whips up the Zune and it continues to fail and does nothing to hurt Apple.

    Then a few years later Apple releases another greatly creative and innovative product, the iPhone, and it also becomes extremely popular and becomes the social standard as the best in its class. Then, after attempting to copy Apple as much as possible and maybe slip in one or two little annoying “inventions” (which actually make the device more difficult to use), Microsoft releases a significantly lower quality and outdated copy of the iPhone. And I predict that it will go the same way of the Zune. A lot of people will upgrade, but will probably have problems with it or not like it. Few people will think MS is great and they will worship them (hey, there are a decent amount of idiots out there!) and claim that WM 7 is the best. iPhone will continue to grow, Apple will become stronger and more powerful, and will hopefully get the fame and fortune they deserve, which they will use to hire more creative people and produce even better products that even more people will buy.

    HA!

    Comment by Cory | January 8, 2008

  68. […] likely Zune Marketplace) in the next version of Windows Mobile.  All this and more from the InsideMicrosoft […]

    Pingback by Zune Fan » Blog Archive » Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures, to include Zune functionality? | January 8, 2008

  69. […] 英文原文:http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com/archives/2008/01/06/exclusive-windows-mobile-7-to-focus-on-touc…  […]

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  70. @MysterMask:

    Says you. Apple fans are such trolls.

    At least my WinMo phone can do everything your iPhone does, PLUS more. Without having to worry about Apple bricking my phone because they love to control what we do. And it’s not even a good iPod, only stored a small percentage of my music, pictures, videos, etc. I returned it back fast.

    Comment by Michael | January 9, 2008

  71. @SuperMatt: You do know this is a possible fake, right?

    @south_side_boi: You are aware that at least some of these features aren’t even on the iPhone, right? And they’re pretty good ones.

    And it’s not like Apple hasn’t stolen a few ideas from MS and other companies.

    @All Apple Trolls : Butt off. It’s not a wonder why you’ll be finding a ton of nasty comments in Apple fan articles during MacWorld. You guys aren’t being mature enough.

    Comment by Michael | January 9, 2008

  72. […] Untuk selengkapnya silakan dilihat pada artikel di sini […]

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  73. […] Xatakamovil | Inside Microsoft Comparte este articulo:Estos íconos enlazan con webs de marcadores sociales que permiten a los […]

    Pingback by Las novedades que traerá Windows Mobile 7 | January 9, 2008

  74. […] mai mult January 9, 2008 | In Personal | […]

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  75. lots of features are already available on aiPhone today. whats the real news here…

    Comment by markus | January 9, 2008

  76. […] Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures Popularity: unranked [?]Share This Hardware Apps, Latest News, New Features, Random Access, Web Review […]

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  77. […] Fonte:Inside Microsoft […]

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  78. […] here for more details of Windows Mobile […]

    Pingback by TECH.isde.LiCiOUS » Blog Archive » MS’s iPhone Killer, WindowsMobile7 or ZunePhone? | January 9, 2008

  79. […] Nathan, better known as the dude who ripped the covers off Windows Mobile 7 AKA Photon recently, […]

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  80. Copying Apple this closely is just embarrassing, not innovative. Still, this late in the game I guess you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t…

    Comment by Chris | January 9, 2008

  81. ^^ what he said

    Comment by Chris | January 9, 2008

  82. Looks very promising. I’m glad I didn’t jump on the iPhone qeue straight away, but it’s a long wait till 2009.

    Comment by Daisy | January 9, 2008

  83. […] the full scoop here…. This entry is filed under Software News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the […]

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  84. Баян!

    Comment by Lizard | January 9, 2008

  85. Семдясят четвёртый НАХ!

    Comment by Lizard | January 9, 2008

  86. […] pour encore plus d’infos, d’images, de screens mais en anglais, c’est par c’est par ici que cela se passe …  Dans l’attente de vos réactions, je vous souhaite une agréable […]

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  87. […] zijn om de telefoon uit slaapstand te halen door er even mee te schudden. Het is technologieblog Inside Microsoft die de nieuwe beelden en functies heeft gelekt. Hoewel aanraking een grote rol speelt, wordt […]

    Pingback by Eerste beelden van Windows Mobile 7 gelekt | It-blog.be | January 9, 2008

  88. […] http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com/archives/2008/01/06/exclusive-windows-mobile-7-to-focus-on-touc… […]

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  89. Like your blog, but agree with the other poster. If this was a confidential doc, you shouldn’t have reprinted it. If it’s accurate, you just gave away their entire game plan. Not cool.

    Comment by Bob | January 9, 2008

  90. […] ailleurs, le site InsideMicrosoft nous livre quelques photos en exclusivité de la prochaine version 7.0 de Windows Mobile. Cette […]

    Pingback by ViaComIT » Blog Archive » Microsoft ne va pas concurrencer l'iPhone ? | January 9, 2008

  91. […] » Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures » InsideMicrosoft-part of the … Competition is good; Bring it on. (tags: microsoft interaction interface ui) […]

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  92. […] Microsoft is at it again… “Windows Mobile 7 will dramatically change the way we use mobile devices. It will emphasize the use of touch on the device, as well as motion gestures created by using the device. It is, absolutely, Microsoft’s effort to beat back the iPhone, and the iPhone is referenced several times in the document.” […]

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  93. windows mobile 7: microsoft copy apple. AGAIN. what’s the new?

    Comment by Jojon7 | January 9, 2008

  94. and to be more accurate

    APPLE SELLS MILIONS OF iPhone

    MICROSOFT SELLS ZERO PHONE. ‘CAUSE MICROSOFT SELLS ONLY THE SOFTWARE.

    THAT’S IT

    Comment by Jojon7 | January 9, 2008

  95. […] No todas las novedades tienen que llegar forzosamente de CES: gracias a Nathan Weinberg del blog InsideMicrosoft hemos tenido acceso a documentación interna concerniente a los nuevos y revolucionarios métodos […]

    Pingback by ¿Sera este el Windows Mobile 7? « teikirisi | January 9, 2008

  96. […] is working on Windows Mobile 7. Screenshots and interaction models have been leaked, showing a bunch of great improvements. Of course, Microsoft is borrowing a bit from Apple and the […]

    Pingback by adaptive path » blog » Dan Harrelson » 2008: The Year of Great Mobile Interfaces | January 9, 2008

  97. […] is working on Windows Mobile 7. Screenshots and interaction models have been leaked, showing a bunch of great improvements. Of course, Microsoft is borrowing a bit from Apple and the […]

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  98. […] and be programmed to ring louder in such cases. Pretty nifty ideas. Here’s a writeup over at the Microsoft blog. […]

    Pingback by Usability Research & Innovations » Windows Mobile goes with the motion | January 10, 2008

  99. […] � Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures � InsideMicrosoft-part of the Bl… […]

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  100. Oh my gosh… that web browser better not be created by the Internet Explorer team. That will be a DISASTER. License Mozilla! However, it’s VERY awesome that Microsoft is following Apples lead and using their existing ideas. Good ideas should always be reused. It’s not stealing. It’s smart. Who ever accuses new car manufacturers of “stealing” the idea of having a vehicle with 4 wheels? That would be stupid.

    Comment by David Betz | January 10, 2008

  101. Wow this is some cool things. Could have some great implications for Home Automation!

    Comment by Domotics Blog | January 10, 2008

  102. To the two or three commenters who had issue with my writing about confidential information: I’m a reporter. Once information gets to me, it no longer is confidential. The information stopped being confidential the moment the person who rightly had access to it gave it to me, who did not. I gave it plenty of time before releasing it, but ultimately published this article when I could no longer be sure that Microsoft wasn’t going to release the information itself shortly. And, to be honest, I did a disservice to my readers waiting as long as I did.

    Information is leaked to reporters IN ORDER for it to be released to the public. The decision to release it was made as soon as I got it. Blaming me can be almost like blaming the paperboy for the news in the paper.

    Comment by Nathan Weinberg | January 10, 2008

  103. *LOL*

    another “GREAT TRY” from MS to copy Apple! You guys remember VISTA???

    Comment by Jason | January 10, 2008

  104. […] 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 […]

    Pingback by Windows Mobile 7 Detailed in Presentation Leak | Software Market | January 10, 2008

  105. […] » Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures » InsideMicrosoft-part of the … Microsoft is currently developing Windows Mobile 7, the first revolutionary change to its mobile device operating system. Recently, I was given a document by a source inside Microsoft that details the touch and gesture plans for Mobile 7. This document is (tags: PDA pocketPC mobile windows handheld) […]

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  106. […] (оригинал): microsoft.blognewschannel.com Оценка: (Еще не оценили)  Загрузка […]

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  107. I cant wait for this to come out, altho I hope by the time it does, that iphones aren’t that much ahead again. Altho if iphones never talk to exchange 2003-2007, then they are useless to me anyway!

    Comment by dmackdaddy | January 10, 2008

  108. […] from Microsoft describing details the touch and gesture plans for Mobile 7 has presented at InsideMicrosoft Blog. This document is a confidential internal use only document, used to explain the plans for Mobile […]

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  109. Good and interesting article, but I’m sure this has been purposely leaked by Microsoft to try and stop switchers going for the iPhone, while they try and catch up.

    However, competition is a good thing and I don’t like to see either Apple or Microsoft monopolise, as we all know, this tends to stifle innovation and serves to maintain higher prices.

    It would be nice to see Microsoft launch an equally competitive and innovative software to the iPhone, to keep Apple on their toes and not become complacent, as they often have when they have not been pushed.

    On the other hand, given Microsofts track record in innovation and troublesome software launches in the past, by the time they roll this out, the iPhone will be light years ahead again.

    Not to be one-sided, Apple’s new OS X Leopard has to be the worst OS X version they have produced, trying to be too clever, and I will probably skip this version until they either drastically revise it or wait for the next version.

    Comment by deanbar | January 10, 2008

  110. […] Microsoft está desarrollando su próximo sistema operativo para móviles: Windows Mobile 7. Aunque aún queda para que salga a la luz ya sabemos algunas características. La principal y la […]

    Pingback by DpL Blog » Blog Archive » Windows Mobile 7 | January 10, 2008

  111. What a joke. Seriously, you’d think that Microsoft would have learned by now. Can anyone say Vista? It’ll probably be delayed again and again, and when it comes out, it will probably be as buggy as an anthill. Let’s face it - Microsoft will never have a product lineup like Apple’s.

    Comment by aximgeinus | January 10, 2008

  112. […] esta información la publicó Inside Microsoft basándose de un documento confidencial interno de la casa de Redmond con fecha del pasado verano, […]

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  113. […] http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com/archives/2008/01/06/exclusive-windows-mobile-7-to-focus-on-touc… […]

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  114. […] Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures […]

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  115. […] PDA-Betriebssystem Windows Mobile 7 genau mit dieser Funktionalität ausstatten möchte. Das Blog InsideMicrosoft gelangte an ein internes Microsoft-Dokument, in dem detaillierte Informationen über die Touch-und […]

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  116. Is this an MS bashing site? Judging from the number of negative comments you would think that Apple rules the world, But obviously that is not so or Bill Gates wouldn’t be the richest man in the world. If MS is not innovative who is? Apart from the GUI what has the iphone got to offer? Content and capabilities matter and that is why the nerds go with MS. I personally have no use for the iphone but will definitely welcome the wm7 with those features.

    Comment by sofene | January 11, 2008

  117. […] the LG Voyager phone, and now Microsoft’s plans for Windows Mobile 7 OS have been leaked and described in considerable detail by InsideMicrosoft blogger Nathan […]

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  118. I currently have a 6700 pocket pc, and I love this phone. The only problem I have with it, is that it is not compatible with java or flash and there’s not a whole lot a storage memory on the device itself. Will windows mobile 7 and 8 correct this problem?

    Comment by Joseph Berryman | January 11, 2008

  119. i would like to try it!

    Comment by sotec software development | January 11, 2008

  120. […] Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures Windows Mobile 7 will dramatically change the way we use mobile devices. It will emphasize the use of touch on the device, as well as motion gestures created by using the device. It is, absolutely, Microsoft’s effort to beat back the iPhone, and the iPhone is referenced several times in the document. Read the more than 3000 words article here […]

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  121. Microsoft will always be behind Apple because they are just copying :-D

    Their only advantage is their market monopoly and the big marketing department. However the monopoly is eventually gonna fade…

    Comment by (unknown) | January 11, 2008

  122. Read my Lips:

    V. A. P. O. R. W. A. R. E.

    this is part of or company strategy like detailed here:

    http://www.aosd.net/2006/archive/BaldwinAOSD06-keynote.ppt

    slide 60 says it all

    Comment by Bill | January 11, 2008

  123. […] » Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures » InsideMicrosoft-part of the … (tags: mobile microsoft ui phone) […]

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  124. 看起来很吸引人,期待中……

    Comment by 谭光达 | January 12, 2008

  125. I must say this so-called WM7 is very no unique, no interesting!! You copy almost all of the OS in the world to combine this stupid WM7! We feel shame to you Microsoft! Look at your face, your WM7 is only an outmoded ‘iPhone OS X’, how poor!! And you, the author, are you really a Microsoft fan boy? Do you know your NICE dirty WM7 will kill Microsoft if it were true!!! To have a good play on your WM6.1, it is a real Windows Mobile, and I’m using it now,too. I love the WM6.1, but this stupid diry WM7, oh~ only SHIT! And the so-called ‘Multi-touch’ it’s not for the guys other than Apple, you know it! So, to dream out something else other than ‘the past of Apple’!!!! I love Microsoft so my auther and Microsoft yourself, PLEASE dont stain it!….!!

    Comment by HAHAHA | January 12, 2008

  126. […] 참 오늘 우연히 뉴스거릴 보다가 Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures 라는 기사가 눈에 띄었다. 아직 WM6 PDA도 못 써봤는데 WM7을 탑재한 PDA가 […]

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  127. […] wam podrzucić kolejną prawdziwą perełkę czyli… nadchodzący Windows Mobile 7. Powiem tylko: […]

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  128. iPhone killer …

    Comment by mehmet ali | January 13, 2008

  129. […] the LG Voyager phone, and now Microsoft’s plans for Windows Mobile 7 OS have been leaked and described in considerable detail by InsideMicrosoft blogger Nathan […]

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  130. […] and it�s being aimed squarely at the iPhone�s throat, according to an excellent report on the Inside Microsoft Blog. Now, there are due to be some serious changes to Windows Mobile, in light of all the innovations […]

    Pingback by Windows Mobile 7: The Next Generation - Entertainment-4-U | January 14, 2008

  131. […] Features um, die ihnen am besten gefallen. InsideMicrosoft-Blogger Nathan Weinberg ist nach eigenem Bekunden im Besitz von Entwicklungsunterlagen, in denen die zukünftigen Bedienkonzepte von WM7-Smartphones […]

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  132. i bet they wont have a line up like apple. because Microsoft doesnt make phones, or desktops, laptops. Give credit where its due. everyone gave credit to the iphone when it was due. it had a nice screen and responsive touch and safari mobile. i mean other than that i was doing rest years ago. i’m glad M$ stepped it up. i’m pretty sure theres others like me. and i had an iphone so i know what it can and cant do.

    Comment by ayoo456 | January 14, 2008

  133. […] | Inside Microsoft Más noticias sobre: WindowsMobile Tags: Desarrollo, Microsoft, Software, Windows Mobile […]

    Pingback by Windows Mobile 7 para el 2009 - Movilea | January 14, 2008

  134. […] (via IntoMobile / InsideMicrosoft) […]

    Pingback by DonRivas.ch » Windows Mobile 7 erste Informationen | January 14, 2008

  135. […] 原帖 : http://microsoft.blognewschannel … nd-motion-gestures/ […]

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  136. Does anybody know what the underlying OS will be (still Windows CE 5.0 or windows Embedded CE 6.0)?

    Comment by Jack | January 15, 2008

  137. Hey at least they’re persistent! Go Microsoft go!

    Comment by Mr.Gadget Australia | January 15, 2008

  138. […] heaps of Windows Mobile 7 images and details at InsideMicrosoft. microsoft microsoft windows mobile 7 pocketpc Windows Mobile 7 […]

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  139. […] Windows Mobile 7 tullee perustumaan vahvasti iPhonen tapaiseen liikeohjaukseen. Inside Microsoft -blogissa julkaistujen sisäpiiristä saatujen kuvien ja kaavioiden perusteella […]

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  140. […] http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com/archives/2008/01/06/exclusive-windows-mobile-7-to-focus-on-touc… […]

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  141. Shake the phone and gesture with it? Good idea. Sounds like someone at Microsoft is a Nintendo Wii fan.

    Comment by Johnny Hotsause | January 15, 2008

  142. A professional would have made the phone the same size in the pictures where it is next to itself. There are quite a few errors. Sorry but this is a fake.

    Comment by Gosch | January 16, 2008

  143. […] Windows Mobile 7 will dramatically change the way we use mobile devices. It will emphasize the use of touch on the device, as well as motion gestures created by using the device, similar to Nintendo Wii. It is, absolutely, Microsoft’s effort to beat back the iPhone. more >> […]

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  144. […] von Lecks Nun ist es raus: Windows Mobile 7 wird was ganz besonderes. Zumindest, wenn man diesem detaillierten Artikel Glauben schenken darf. Und ich kanns nicht mehr hören “Es wird das iPhone […]

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  145. dont enought

    Comment by murat turan | January 17, 2008

  146. […] voyant les quelques screens et les explications sur un blognews Microsoft, il semble que ce dernier réagit un peu par rapport à la navigation dans son OS. Bon […]

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  147. The information on gesture control contained in your post calls for a few key remarks:
    - cameras are high energy consumption devices; considering that a phone could be “awaken” just by getting it out of the bag is fantasy unless they at the same time come out with a revolutionary battery technology
    - therefore camera-based motion detection (and UI control) can only be applied to specific, time-bounded use cases: when viewing an image or a web page, playing a game, etc. In this case the camera is activated while the app is running, and is shut off afterwards to preserve battery life.
    - Another alternative is to associate an “activate” key associated to the gesture control mode (or a button press)
    - there is no need to wait for 2009 to have a look at the power of camera-based motion detection: Samsung is shipping several handsets with an early version of camera-based UI control for viewing images (PAN feature on SCH-A990, the announced U900, etc); ACCESS (the leading mobile browser company has announced recently their NetFront 3.5 mobile browser with a “Smart Swing Navi” feature that motion-enables web surfing in a very cool way; and as far as we know, there is a lot more cooking for camera motion-based UI control.

    So in short, we are not talking about a revolution from Microsoft here. The revolution has started even before the iPhone (Samsung SCH-A990 was released in the US in the summer of 2006) — and I have to humbly disclose that we are behind it.

    Who are we? We are Realeyes3D, the leading mobile imaging innovators (check us out at www.realeyes3d.com and www.qipit.com).

    Great find anyways!

    Comment by Benoit | January 17, 2008

  148. […] http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com/archives/2008/01/06/exclusive-windows-mobile-7-to-focus-on-touc… […]

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  149. OMG, i’m in love, i need it, lol !!

    Comment by *[B4U]* | January 19, 2008

  150. […] � Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures � InsideMicrosoft-part of the Bl… […]

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  153. […] Handy-Windows demnächst aktualisiert werden. Erste Gerüchte und Fotos sind bereits bei InsideMicrosoft aufgetaucht. Weiterleiten Drucken yigg it! wong it! del.icio.us Trackback […]

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  154. […] read more | digg story […]

    Pingback by FIrst Good Look at Windows Mobile 7 (WM7) « Melbourne News Knũt | January 24, 2008

  155. […] is working on Windows Mobile 7. Screenshots and interaction models have been leaked, showing a bunch of great improvements. Of course, Microsoft is borrowing a bit from Apple and the […]

    Pingback by Looks like a good year for mobile…developmentwise - zunguka | January 25, 2008

  156. But…..Will it blend?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg1ckCkm8YI

    Comment by netmajic | January 25, 2008

  157. Hey,
    i´m looking for a Beta version of WM7.

    Comment by Bethik | January 27, 2008

  158. […] zijn om de telefoon uit slaapstand te halen door er even mee te schudden. Het is technologieblog Inside Microsoft die de nieuwe beelden en functies heeft gelekt. Hoewel aanraking een grote rol speelt, wordt […]

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  159. […] Mobile 6)? Truth is, it’s only been available for about a year and from what i understand WM7 is supposed to be hitting the shelves Q2 of 2008, and is supposed to be a significant improvement over the old […]

    Pingback by Windows Mobile? What’s the scoop? : EHA2 | January 27, 2008

  160. Nathan Weinberg you state you are a reporter, well let me ask you something about ethics. You seem to be describing WM7 as a phone and not as universal software for wireless devices. You mention keyboard improvements. Improvements on keyboard software?

    Do you understand the difference between software and hardware? You seem to be indicating that every phone that uses the software will be the same. Microsoft does not make mobile devices, they are a software company.

    This is absolutely bogus! Just an attempt to get visitors to your website and well it looks like it has worked, sad state of affairs when this obvious fake story is considered news of any sort.

    Comment by Keyser Soze Jr | January 28, 2008

  161. Hi,

    I am a student and am presenting a report on WM7

    Could anyone please forward the technical details about windows mobile 7 technology?

    Comment by RBK | January 28, 2008

  162. Looks Good . Msoft should work close with phone manufactures because thats why apple is ahead they make their hardwares . we need slimmer devices . These shakes will be battery hungry too.

    Comment by Ibrahim | January 28, 2008

  163. […] For further details n features of the Windows Mobile 7.0, visit Windows Mobile 7.0 […]

    Pingback by Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures !! « KunalSunilKumar’s Weblog | January 28, 2008

  164. hi
    i am a student my comments are the Msost should work close with phone manufacture bcoz thats why apple is ahead they make their hardware.we need silmmer device and we need to give good battery life

    Comment by varyn | January 28, 2008

  165. […] is a site where you will find a large collection of images and commentary on the “next” Windoze […]

    Pingback by Gary Pool S.E.O. » Blog Archive » Was there a Windows iPhone unveiled at CES? | January 28, 2008

  166. The iPhone was doomed from the start because of it’s inability to handle enterprise email. How can you create a device such as the iPhone and eliminate a segment of the market that has the money to deploy the devices on a large scale.Looks like Microsoft has the right device to put the nail in the coffin on the iPhone.

    Comment by Just and wave boys. | January 28, 2008

  167. Windows Mobile team, on behalf of the rest of world, I am begging you to PLEASE read Edward Tufte’s analysis of the iPhone interface (http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00036T&topic_id=1) and learn from it. The mocked screenshots you’ve posted — in other words, a canvas where there are literally no limitations except for your imagination — show that you just don’t understand the FUNDAMENTAL reasons why the iPhone is revolutionary. Competition is good, and you have the brainpower and engineering to compete IF you understand the conceptual dimensions of what it is you’re designing. Please, please, please don’t let what you’ve shown here by the extent of your imaginations.

    Comment by Christian | January 28, 2008

  168. […] match the level of quality that Apple puts out. Take a look at the Windows Mobile 7 info and mocks here It doesn’t look too bad actually, but some screens are still too cluttered. In general, with […]

    Pingback by This is Just Plain Nuts - Fiery Robot! | January 28, 2008

  169. […] sources […]

    Pingback by Windows Mobile 7 ? Leak Gallery « enCORe pocket pc | January 29, 2008

  170. […] Мне то–же. Ну так вот Мурзик привидит в пример статью, замечу что статья опубликована на ресурсе InsideMicrosoft, […]

    Pingback by Муртазин – идиот. N2 « [mcFactor getData:YES]; | January 29, 2008

  171. […] the LG Voyager phone, and now Microsoft’s plans for Windows Mobile 7 OS have been leaked and described in considerable detail by InsideMicrosoft blogger Nathan […]

    Pingback by Microsoft Mobile 7 to Destroy Apple’s iPhone « A Life Untold | January 29, 2008

  172. I have to laugh at this situation. We have a “reporter” that’s writing a rumor piece in the writing style of a Windows “fanboi”. With that said, the validity of the material presented is at best questionable.

    In the even that the information posted is true, I see nothing that warrants excitement for any real innovation. Everything presented here points to nothing more than an iPhone “wannabe”. That’s all well and good, but it wouldn’t be the first time Microsoft’s target for future development is based on dated Apple technology. It’s safe to assume Apple isn’t sitting still with it’s technology lead. There also seems to be an assumption that Apple wouldn’t protect any of the 200+ iPhone based patents that I’m sure the design presented here infringes upon.

    Others have already mentioned the impractical nature of the camera based “motion sensors”. If you’re going to be different, you should at least be better. We all know Microsoft copies companies like Apple, but I would be surprised if they were this blatant about it. For these reasons, I’m more than skeptical about this “leak” until I hear something more official from Microsoft.

    Comment by Steve | January 29, 2008

  173. […] Este blog conseguiu as informações, e como elas foram republicadas em outros sites renomados e extremamente confiáveis, como o Bink.nu, devem ser verdadeiras. Há imagens e mais imagens lá também. […]

    Pingback by WinAjuda » O que esperar do Windows Mobile 7 | January 29, 2008

  174. Steve, if you don’t like Microsoft’s ideas for Windows Mobile 7, that’s your opinion, but do not try to question the validity of this article. You do not have the literally hundreds of pages of documents I have to back it up, and you certainly do not have the hundreds of media outlets that have sourced my article precisely because they know my information to be true (partly because I shared some of my research with them, partly because they had already seen what I wrote about, but were not allowed to write about it).

    A “rumor piece” is when a reporter cites an unknown source tangentially connected to nothing and maybe produces a single screenshot that is poorly mocked up. Based purely on the length, breadth and depth of my article, it’s either completely accurate, or I have too much damn time on my hands. If you were a regular reader, you’d know I’m too lazy to make this stuff up.

    Keyser: Your comment confuses me. Are you confusing the difference between a “soft keyboard” and hardware keyboard? Windows Mobile, all touchscreen versions, uses a soft keyboard to allow users to type onscreen using just their fingers. It has done this for years, and the iPhone does as well.

    netnajic: If it doesn’t blend, it isn’t as good as the iPhone!

    Comment by Nathan Weinberg | January 30, 2008

  175. […] Moreover, WM7 will have dramatically improved visuals, very similar to Windows Vista. Look at the screenshots in the InsideMicrosoft’s post. […]

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  176. bout freakin time

    Comment by Bob a | January 31, 2008

  177. when is the launch date for WINDOWS MOBILE 7 ????

    Comment by sahil | January 31, 2008

  178. Когда майкрософт научиться сначала слушать пользователей, а потом реализовывать в программах?

    Comment by Pavel | February 2, 2008

  179. 25% is due to a process to ensure a fair and open decision is made. Of course in fact it has the opposite effect (small players, such as citizens, can’t understand the process so it just buries bad decisions).asas

    Comment by programlar | February 2, 2008

  180. Can someone fix the screenshots? They’re all blank. Thank you.

    Comment by Hank | February 3, 2008

  181. […] It met its demise in the outer pocket of a WWDC07 laptop bag (yes, my bag, d’oh!)… Cracking the screen and becoming unusable. I don’t feel like doing a screen replacement. It’s now up for sale and I’m using the iPhone as the primary, with the BlackBerry 8800 as a backup. I’m hoping HTC will make another similar all-in-one device for mobile blogging soon - preferably with Windows Mobile 7. […]

    Pingback by The dream mobile blogging device is dead | February 4, 2008

  182. […] floating around that show that updated version of TouchFlo is seriously improved. While not quite Windows Mobile 7, the new software looks good. Unfortunately the current incarnation doesn’t work with QVGA […]

    Pingback by » Manila Available for Download » InsideMicrosoft-part of the Blog News Channel | February 4, 2008

  183. […] on the internets claims to have received a detailed document from Microsoft detailing the next version of the Windows Mobile operating […]

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  184. […] war on mobile devices is far from over. The recently announced Opera 9.5, the upcoming PIE on Windows Mobile 7, another Microsoft browser code named deepfish, a newcomer called Skyfire and above all, mobile […]

    Pingback by Digital Rover » Blog Archive » Browser Wars are back… | February 7, 2008

  185. […] is due out in early 2009. Until recently, we had very little information on Windows Mobile 7, but a recent post to a Microsoft blog have given us a glimpse at some of what we can expect. In this Pocket PC […]

    Pingback by Windows Mobile 7 future look - Motorola Q - Hello Moto Q Forums | February 8, 2008

  186. […] No documento o iPhone é citado várias vezes, expondo a preocupação da Microsoft em conter o avanço do mesmo no mercado de consumo. Não é segredo que agora o foco no Windows Mobile será o mercado de consumo, já que em termos de recursos para a área corporativa o sistema já possui o suficiente. Vale ainda alertar que este documento interno indica diretrizes para o Windows Mobile 7, que podem ser bastante modificadas, ou mesmo não implementadas. Veja mais detalhes, em inglês, aqui. […]

    Pingback by Slunart » Blog Archive » Primeiras imagens e informações do Windows Mobile 7 | February 9, 2008

  187. […] resim ve arayüzün nasıl kullanılacağı hakkında oldukça detaylı bilgiler içeren makaleye buradan […]

    Pingback by Windows Mobile 7′den İlk Görüntüler ve Dahası | Tekno Hane | February 10, 2008

  188. […] resim ve arayüzün nasıl kullanılacağı hakkında oldukça detaylı bilgiler içeren makaleye buradan […]

    Pingback by GarantiSystem » Windows Mobile 7′den İlk Görüntüler ve Dahası | February 17, 2008

  189. […] 今天Mr. Wednesday在友人的通知下,看到了一則消息,是關於微軟尚未推出的Windows Mobile 7功能搶先介紹。根據原文中表示,這些尚未公開的功能,來自於一份外流的微軟文件。許多功能都與先前幾版的Windows Mobile有很大不同,特別是觸碰與動作感測操作,感覺就是針對iPhone而來。 […]

    Pingback by » MMDays - Mr. Wednesday - 挑戰iPhone! Windows Mobile 7 搶先看! | February 20, 2008

  190. […] http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com/ […]

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  191. I really hope Billy Gates can make an OS with the fast boot-time that the Windows-CE series has, except made to work on UMPC’s. (The touch-screen capability of this OS would ALSO be nice on UMPC’s.) Until then, I’m sticking with my PDA, as many others are.

    When they paired Windows Vista w/the slow processor-speeds and RAM typical of UMPC’s it was a step BACKWARDS, umpc’s have mostly the negative features of a tablet-PC (poor battery life, etc.) AND mostly the worst features of a PDA (still a hard-to-see screen, hard-to-use keyboard etc). When someone’s product combines the BEST features of both devices, so as to IMPROVE on the PDA, then I’ll give up my Palm OS — and the mismatch of such a resource-heavy OS like Vista (or even XP-Tablet) was the biggest problem w/my wife’s UMPC.
    . . . Luckily I’m building a desktop so I installed her copy of Vista on my FAST desktop (~4Ghz in dual-cores, 4-GB ram), instead of “wasting” it, then I used a non-Microsoft OS on her UMPC and it performs much better so far.

    Comment by Geoff | February 22, 2008

  192. […] 7 Gennaio 2008 Posted by daikil in Novità. Tags: mobile 7, multitouch trackback Qualche voce non confermata annuncia per la prossima release del sistema operativo per PDA di Microsoft ciò che si sta […]

    Pingback by Il multitouch tra i progetti di Windows Mobile 7 « TecnoDaikil | February 25, 2008

  193. […] Device Manager” was a step forward for Windows Mobile in the enterprise. Microsoft is also leaking stories about how when Windows Mobile 7 is released in 2009 it is going to be more of a plea…. It is conceivable, I suppose, but Microsoft’s track record on usability is pretty […]

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  194. This touch-screen push-the-paper-around scrolling made its mobile debut in the UK on Pogo back in 2002:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20030208124941/http://www.pogouser.com/

    7yrs for MS to catch up with a company wiped out by the XDA’s launch with PocketPC 2002!

    Comment by Rob | March 4, 2008

  195. […] Windows Mobile will support Silverlight, though he declined to give a time frame for the release of Windows Mobile 7. In the year since Silverlight’s launch, more than 8,000 applications have been developed for […]

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  196. […] Windows Mobile will support Silverlight, though he declined to give a time frame for the release of Windows Mobile 7. In the year since Silverlight’s launch, more than 8,000 applications have been developed for it, […]

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