Hotmail Going Metro, New Screenshot Emerges, Will it be Called "Newmail"

Microsoft has long been working on to bring in the Metro user interface to more of its products and services -- recently the company begun migrating its MSDN and TechNet blogs to Metro UI, and the upcoming Metro Hotmail information is coming out almost daily for past few days. We have already seen quite a […]

Microsoft has long been working on to bring in the Metro user interface to more of its products and services -- recently the company begun migrating its MSDN and TechNet blogs to Metro UI, and the upcoming Metro Hotmail information is coming out almost daily for past few days.

We have already seen quite a few screenshots of the new Hotmail metro, today, a fresh set of screenshots leaked providing full details on the upcoming changes to the Microsoft's webmail.

Moreover, an email accomained the screenshots also confirm, that Microsoft is all set to change its Hotmail service's name to "Newmail." The message also indicates the naming change will include a new e-mail address system.

In the photos, the service is branded as "Newmail." ("Get a Newmail email address for your new inbox…" reads the welcome message, for example.)

Though it's yet uncertain when the change would happen. It's also unlikely that "Newmail" is actually the name of the service and instead it is the temporary name before Microsoft reveals the service "officially."

No matter, what's happens to branding, the new look is described as having a "simple, fluid and interactive design," which is "faster and cleaner" whether you're on a "desktop, phone or tablet," - the latter hinting at new Hotmail's purported touch-friendliness.

  • A modern interface: faster and cleaner
    The simple, fluid and interactive design of Newmail makes it easy to use whether you're on a desktop, phone or tablet.
  • Get a Newmail email address for your new inbox
    You get a new email address from Newmail. You don't have to worry about your contacts and previous emails, you'll keep them. And, you'll continue receiving messages sent to your current email address.
  • Bring your inbox to life - Connect Facebook
    Connect and chat across services like Facebook and Twitter. Keep your contacts information automatically in sync, and see what your friends are up to, right from Newmail.

Here are some screenshots of the "Newmail":

Hotmail Metro: Newmail Welcome screen

Hotmail Metro : Newmail Inbox

Hotmail Metro: Newmail Settings drop-dwon

Metro Hotmail : Newmail

Metro Hotmail Newmail Message Compossing