More Windows Phone showing up in Windows 8

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Some recently leaked screen shots of Windows 8 show an ever stronger influence of Windows Phone 7.

The above shot (via Winrumors) over the shoulder of one of their presenters shows a tile-like start menu on the “immersive” UI that appears much more closer to the Windows Phone 7 version, with multiple tiles tightly grouped together.  Previous versions from earlier this year showed many fewer tiles spaced further apart.

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This shot above (from this Microsoft video)  from the “Classic” UI still shows a metro-fied menu and date and time widget, indicating in Windows 8 you will never be far from the Windows Phone 7 look, even if you spend most of your time in the “Classic” UI.

Irrespective of how Windows 8 is received it is still guaranteed to sell hundreds of millions of copies.  Do our readers think this will serve to boost Windows Phone 7 sales due to increased familiarity with the user interface? Let us know below.

Thanks Brian for the tip.

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