Windows Phone 7 HAS a Landscape UI Layout (And It’s Got Extra Tiles)
June 17, 2010 | Windows Phone | 3 Comments|
Man I was getting scared for a while after seeing those photos of WP7 in landscape mode and the screen remained in portrait. But take a look here. It’s from a CNet article on inside MS’s labs where they’re working on WP7:
And a close up:
So it wasn’t left behind like cut and paste…that was close:) But check this out – the standard layout is 2 small tiles by 4 small tiles – 8 total. Take a look above – 3×5. Twice the number of tiles. That doesn’t entirely make sense – I actually prefer it (or hope that the end user can toggle it) but I don’t know what to make of it. Ok let the crazy speculations begin…now.
So we just need a special circuit board to get landscape on WP7. 🙂
hehe the caption to the pic is “Microsoft Vice President Terry Myerson gets a look at a prototype Windows Phone circuit board that Qualcomm built with an all-new chip that had just started rolling off the manufacturing line.’ not sure why there’s so much stuff there:) Doesn’t look like it all fits in an 11mm casing but I guess that’s for them to figure out:)