Microsoft has been long rumored to plan bringing the Metro user interface to more of its products, and some more info on the changes that Hotmail would suffer as part of this process hasjust emerged.
We already had the chance to have a look at some of the modifications
that Microsoft was planning for the service to bring it in line with the Metro UI in Windows 8, but we had no idea how the actual product would look like in the end.
However, a set of newly leaked screenshots that emerged over at Liveside.net
are here to provide full details on the matter, presenting the Metro interface of the webmail in all of its glory.
Moreover, they also confirm the fact that Microsoft is set to change the service’s name to “Newmail,” though it’s yet uncertain when that would happen.
Apparently, Microsoft will offer users the possibility to stick with the older Hotmail interface should they want that, at least for a while. However, Newmail will take over in the end.
Some of the main features of the service would include:
A modern interface: faster and cleaner - The simple, fluid and interactive design of Newmail makes it easy to use whether you’re on a desktop, phone or tablet.
Get a Newmail email address for your new inbox - You can get a new email address from Newmail. You don’t have to worry about your contacts and previous emails, you’ll keep them. And, you’ll continue receiving messages sent to your current email address.
Bring your inbox to life - Connect Facebook - Connect and chat across services like Facebook and Twitter. Keep your contacts information automatically in sync, and see what your friends are up to, right from Newmail.
To learn some more info on what the service will look like, head over to Liveside for the entire gallery of the aforementioned leaked screenshots.