Microsoft has strictly forbidden its partners from putting new interfaces on its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. But, this is not the case with Nokia with whom Microsoft has a special agreement. According to the agreement, the Finland-based mobile giant, Nokia is permitted to change the user interface (UI) of its handsets that run on Windows Phone 7 platform.
A popular technology portal is in possession of a bunch of images that show how Nokia handset will look with a redesigned Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ interface. The tech portal claims that the images were given to them by a senior graphic designer who no longer works for Nokia.
On being asked about Nokia’s plan to alter the Windows Phone UI, chief technology officer Rich Greene said: “It just doesn’t make sense. We’re going to invest much more of our time, as we should have over the years, building on the platform as opposed to building in the platform. There’s unlimited amounts of opportunity to differentiate and innovate in these things.”
The above-mentioned statement suggests that Nokia is not very interested in refining the Windows Phone UI at all, but the concept images hint at a possible redesign in future. To have a look at how the new user interface of Windows Phone might look in Nokia devices, click here.