Wednesday, October 03, 2007



I've been really disappointed with Microsoft's interfaces for small screen devices. Windows Mobile is clearly desktop-inspired, and all they did for UMPCs was slap another interface over the standard one (adding more application overhead in the process). Thus, I was startled, even shocked, when I saw the new Zune (http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/zune/zune-80gb-hands+on-ui-video-306738.php) interface. It looks really good, not just aesthetically, but utility-wise as well. I am very impressed and would go as far as to say it looks easier to use than the "classic" iPod interface.

Unfortunately, this only deepens my disappointment with what they've done (or haven't done) with their mobile computing interfaces. C'mon Microsoft, if you can build a worthwhile interface for Zune, surely you can deliver better small screen support for your hardware partners.



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