Microsoft bringing Metro UI to Hotmail?

By on June 10, 2012
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Newmail instead of Hotmail.

News came out over the weekend that Microsoft will be changing the basic layout of Hotmail to something more akin to the Metro style UI used in Windows 8, according to a leak from the German website WinFuture. Now we have actual screenshots courtesy of Liveside where we can see the basic UI in English.

If this becomes a reality, then Microsoft will be radically changing the way Hotmail looks some 16 years since launching their free email service. The new Metro style UI will be optional at first, so that people who still prefer the current Hotmail look and feel may stick with it until certain time, at which point it may well become the permanent new look of Hotmail. The ‘Newmail’ moniker is obviously a current placeholder which will be changed when Windows 8 is out later this year.


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