Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Jozef Kocúr, but that doesn’t mean he stopped working on them. It’s true that I’ve been lazy enough not to write about some of his ideas, so sorry Jozef. Well now I have something really juicy for you: the Windows Phone 7 Apollo concept interface.
It’s been a while since I’ve written about the great concepts of
His idea is to mimic the style of Windows 8 on Windows Phone Apollo (the follow-up to Mango), by using colorful tiles. These colors will be generated automatically, or the user can shake the phone in order to change them. The image below is all about multitasking, in a concept called SmartView, that’s also shown in the last screenshot, as a part of Windows 8.
Through SmartView enables multitasking through widgets, as shown in the images here. The multitasking cards show only the content that helps the user work faster. As an example, we have the Zune Card, that would show the music info and buttons. Another example is the Internet Explorer Card with opened tabs and thumbnails that move to a part of the app.
To launch multitasking, you need to swipe in from both edges using 2 fingers, according to Jozef. You can also press the Home button twice with the same effect.
Friday, March 11th, 2011
Sadly, the alliance between Microsoft and Nokia means that we won’t be seeing MeeGo so soon, so we’re left with concepts taking over. Jozef Kocúr created an interesting MeeGo OS concept for Nokia tablets, that you can see below. This UI borrows a bit from webOS, Maemo and the previous versions of MeeGo showcased at trade shows.
It’s based on side scrolling and columns, plus a main section of features (Now, Applications, Board, Social, Media, System). If this interface becomes real, expect it to make Windows Phone 7 and Honeycomb forgotten and I’ve used these examples, because I consider them to be the most advanced at the moment, when it comes to design.
iOS is also pretty cool, but Apple has to come up with some new, or it will be left behind by Android. MeeGo looks excellent, especially in Jozef Kocúr’s design, so it would be a pity for Nokia to abandon it. Let’s hope that this doesn’t happen.
Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Nokia N00 tablet, but rather the MeeGo customization that’s going to take place. Jozef Kocúr is at it again and we suspect that Windows Phone 7 will blend with the MeeGo experience for a tablet OS and UI that will surprise us all.
The main appeal of this design is not really the
We’ll just have to wait and see, since this is a mere teaser of the N00. Any specs in mind? 10 inch display, dual core CPU, LTE, 64GB of memory maybe?
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
here. Now, we get to see more pictures of the customized UI and we have to say that MeeGo and WebOS 2.0 don’t have nothing on this beauty.
My apologies to Jozef Kocúr, the creator of the Windows Slate 7, which turns out to be an interface not a tablet concept, as we claimed
Windows Slate 7 brings a bit of Win 7, a bit of Windows Phone 7, some iOS and a touch of Sense UI. Tiles and horizontal scrolling are very much favored, as you can see. Android 3.0 would have to be rock solid to win us over if this UI becomes real. Definitely loving that weather section and the music player, in pure Zune style.
Thursday, December 16th, 2010
Jozef Kocúr designed a very appealing tablet called the Windows Slate 7, a device doesn’t seem to bear any other branding than the one of Microsoft. This internally made slate could be running a modified version of Windows Phone 7, as shown here, since this is certainly not the Windows 7 desktop version we all know.
We wouldn’t mind if this were the Windows 8 tablet that some people were mentioning as CES 2011 material… Josef promised to reveal details and specs in the following days and we’re certainly hoping for dual core and 10.1 inch action over here…
Monday, July 26th, 2010
Jozef Kocúr reveals a new idea of his, a version of the Windows Phone 7 interface, pictured below. This concept UI is more about customizing the already known aspects of the OS, by adding them what would be needed on a future XPERIA smartphone. More ideas like this can be found
[via Jozef Kocúr]
Friday, July 16th, 2010
Jozef Kocúr created a very interesting Windows Phone 7 concept interface, that would look good on an XPERIA high end device in the future. Notice the changes in the homescreen, the Aero integration, the simple status bar, a new Music plus Video tile and original user themes. Would Microsoft accept such a high degree of customization?
Sunday, June 20th, 2010
Jozef Kocúr is a name you’ve heard a bunch of times on our website, as the designer was responsible with some great Sony Ericsson concepts. Among them we must mention the Sony Ericsson One, a very appealing Windows Phone 7 handset, that was recently given a refresh on the designer’s site.
As you can see, the Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 touchscreen handset manages to feature both Walkman functions and PlayStation games, that will be very interesting to see in action, specially with the whole Xbox integration into WP7. Is this better than a PlayStation Phone?
Monday, April 26th, 2010
Jozef Kocúr has made a name on our site and the Esato board, by posting many concepts of the Sony Ericsson smartphones, some bearing the XPERIA branding. A new design of his is the Sony Ericsson Shio concept, pictured below and running Android. There’s also a powerful camera at the back and a touchscren upfront that looks like 4 inch AMOLED material.
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Sony Ericsson One Windows Phone 7 device. The first one is a testimony to its gaming features, with the device being able to run Need for Speed: Shift and all, while the second image shows the smartphone in black and white versions.
Jozef Kocúr plans on showing us more shots of the
The designer says that this is still work in progress and he also reveals a new image of the XPERIA Renovatio concept we’ve shown you a while back. The latter is available at the end of the article. Any opinion on how to make Windows Phone 7 devices better, if possible?