If your hooked to the Mobile Blogsphere, you probably heard already about the rumors about Microsoft's Pink: Zune based phone, iPhone rival, Microsoft's first attempt to manufacture a Windows Mobile based phone with Nvidia Tegra. (if not - see previous post)
And I'm asking: what's going on here? Every day we hear new rumors about Microsoft's efforts but so far nothing really happens, and even the new PIE already gets a bad feedback.
I say: Microsoft, stick with the simple things!
Here's 10 things I would do to improve Windows Mobile quickly and with low development costs:
1. Embed a great shell interface into Windows Mobile, some really good ones already exist!
2. Make the user interface lists scrollable by finger
3. Enable resizing the menus, buttons and combo-boxes so people can totally control the "finger friendliness" of their phone (wanna learn how?)
4. Change the size of the top bar so that using the [OK] button with a finger would be more convenient
5. Drop it with those poor Internet explorer efforts - we are all using Opera already.
6. Improve some UI areas around the phone, calendar, email, and contacts functionality - those are the areas where Windows Mobile is very powerful but has a weak user interface.
7. Wrap some admin tools such as the horrible connections dialog with a more friendly UI
8. Add a better built-in network roaming
9. Add some cool animations when opening/closing a window, more than that is just exaggerated.
10. Call it Windows Mobile Touch - the 'Touch' brand seems to work perfectly for HTC!
That's it! You are all set!
The infrastructure is already the best, all the manufacturers are just waiting for improvements that will help design slick devices, all we need is few more gimmicks and a spoiling interface and we are all set! (If you think about it - most of it is already there).
The best WinMo version ever created.
What do you think?
Do I have a case?
Should I contact someone in Microsoft and suggest this roadmap?
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