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Darius Wey
04-20-2007, 06:25 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.mad4mobilephones.com/news/803/' target='_blank'>http://www.mad4mobilephones.com/news/803/</a><br /><br /></div><em>&quot;A newly published patent application assigned to Microsoft provides a unique insight into what the Zune Phone interface might look like. The patent, filed on June 16th 2006 and published on 12th April 1007 (sic), covers Tile Space User Interface for Mobile devices and discusses how small screens and a large number of features make it &quot;difficult for users to access commonly used data and functions&quot; on many mobile phones.&quot;<br /><br /></em><img width="254" height="400" alt="" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2007/wey-20070421-zunephoneui.jpg" /><br /><br />As a user of Windows Mobile phones, I have to admit that an interface such as the one pictured above (which incidentally ought to be taken with a grain of salt) seems a little too simplistic for my liking. But for the millions of average consumers out there, it is quite possibly attractive and functional. Your thoughts? What would you like to see incorporated in the future Zune Phone interface?

NPrtmn4evr
04-21-2007, 03:32 AM
"A newly published patent application assigned to Microsoft provides a unique insight into what the Zune Phone interface might look like. The patent, filed on June 16th 2006 and published on 12th April 1007, covers Tile Space User Interface for Mobile devices and discusses how small screens and a large number of features make it "difficult for users to access commonly used data and functions" on many mobile phones."

:eek: The Zune Phone has been in development for 1000 years?! It will be the greatest device EVER! :D

Darius Wey
04-21-2007, 03:39 AM
:eek: The Zune Phone has been in development for 1000 years?! It will be the greatest device EVER! :D

Or the most primitive device ever. :D

mrozema
04-23-2007, 05:01 PM
Those diagrams really don't appear very unique or inspired however preliminary they may be. I'm not wowed or impressed at all.

I think it needs to closely follow the look of the current Zune interface. The way things slide back and forth, zoom, etc.

David Tucker
04-23-2007, 05:09 PM
Personally I think they need to work on a color interface :D

mrozema
04-23-2007, 06:50 PM
werd. :rolleyes: