“A Microsoft insider took a major chance by spilling an internal Microsoft document containing details about the upcoming Windows Mobile 7 platform. Among the juicy tidbits of info are that WinMo7 will forgo stylus input and will be finger-touch based a la iPhone instead. Once again, Apple innovates, Microsoft follows,” Eric Zeman blogs for InformationWeek.
“The majority of his post discusses how users will interact with WinMo7. The big change? Everything about the user interface will be revamped so that users’ chubby digits can interact with it via a touch screen. No more stylus. No more ballpoint pen. No more pecking with your finger nail. Windows Mobile 7 is going to copy the iPhone,” Zeman blogs.
Full article here.
Nathan Weinberg for the Blog News Channel’s “InsideMicrosoft” lays Windows Mobile 7 bare with tons of images and information here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “MacVicta” for the heads up.]
Really, did anyone expect Microsoft to try anything else? This is what they do. It’s they have always done. This time, however, as Steve Jobs explicitly stated when he unveiled the iPhone, Apple has over 200 patents relating to the iPhone and its multi-touch user interface and they plan to vigorously defend them. We’ll just have to wait and see if Microsoft thinks they can get away with it again.
What, no tiny plastic-buttoned keyboard, Uncle Fester?
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