Windows Phone 7 shell replacement for Windows Mobile in the works

With Windows Phone 7 series still more than half a year off, and upgrades mostly not coming to our devices, Windows Mobile hackers have responded by emulating the shell.

The version above has been created by Jaxbot and is still early work. So far you can:

  • Set Phone, Text, Outlook, and People to a certain app
  • See upcoming appointments on lock screen
  • See information on live tiles

The software is still sluggish, but does feature live JavaScript-based tiles which runs data from the web, which is quite likely to be the same solution Microsoft has in the works.

Follow the XDA-Dev thread here.