Microsoft shows off Windows Embedded Compact 7 (Windows CE 7) tablet with Metro-Like UI


It looks nice, it is made by Microsoft themselves and it will never see the light of the day. Nice isn’t it? The boys at Engadget had the opportunity to get a closer look (really close and blurry as you will see in the video) at a Windows Embedded Compact 7 (Windows CE 7) prototype tablet powered by and nVidia Tegra 2 SoC with a UI build by Microsoft that looks a tiny bit like Metro and WMC. Unfortunately this thing was just build to show off what can be done with CE 7 and OEMs will have to do their on thing with their hardware. Reminds you of something? yup, Windows Mobile. What is happening to WinMo? It’s dying a slow death and Windows Phone 7 is going to take over from there. And what’s the big news in WP7 ? OEMs can’t customize the UI and will have to keep MS’s interface. You got to wonder what goes on in Redmond sometimes. One thing to note though is that Windows Phone 7 is what it is because Microsoft decided to merge several divisions together (Zune Team + WinMo + a bit of XBOX Live Team) and the the CE team is still fairly independent. Maybe it’s time to shake things up a little bit and thightly integrate the CE divisions with the Windows Phone crew (they are already working with the same Kernel!)? Check out the video after the break:

Source: Engadget

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