Microsoft goes “high” fashion for Windows Mobile

In what has to be the lamest idea I’ve seen touted in a very long time, Microsoft has decided that Isaac Mizrahi (who has no mobile or technology design credit) knows more about what the on device experience should be like.

The designers are working to improve the background wallpaper, color schemes, and the look of scroll bars and other elements in the Windows Mobile interface, Woodman said. The goal is to let users personalize their phones, he added.

Windows Mobile, while potentially powerful, suffers from classic Microsoft design complexity. I look forward to seeing what comes from this experiment …

In a statement, Mizrahi said, “Phones are just as much a fashion statement as the clothes you wear. As a designer, I’m excited to team up with Microsoft to bring forth fresh and funky new ways for people to make their Windows phones a part of their personality. Cast aside your old black phone and make this about color and fun.”

Should be fun. Not.

via Computerworld

5 comments for “Microsoft goes “high” fashion for Windows Mobile

  1. 4/3/2009 at 12:01 am

    We must have in mind that a lot of products just have success because of good design. We may include on that list some LG mobile phones, for example.
    So…leave it to the designer, he knows best.

    Carlos Silva
    http://Nokia-Blog.net
    http://s60blog.com

  2. tateblaze
    4/6/2009 at 12:25 pm

    Looks very Zunish, it's like they transplanted the entire intreface, what are they trying to do? will winmo 7 coincide with the ZunePhone?

    Notice the lucky number Seven recurring here? Next Windows 7 is set for release, that's the best thing they got going right now

  3. 4/6/2009 at 12:37 pm

    The UI does look like Zune – at least until that first click and then it's a sucky winmo honeycomb.

    The designer skins are terrible and just show these people have no sense about user experience.

  4. tateblaze
    4/6/2009 at 4:25 pm

    Looks very Zunish, it's like they transplanted the entire intreface, what are they trying to do? will winmo 7 coincide with the ZunePhone?

    Notice the lucky number Seven recurring here? Next Windows 7 is set for release, that's the best thing they got going right now

  5. 4/6/2009 at 4:37 pm

    The UI does look like Zune – at least until that first click and then it's a sucky winmo honeycomb.

    The designer skins are terrible and just show these people have no sense about user experience.

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