It’s often been stated that Microsoft gave Nokia carte blanche to fiddle about with the Windows Phone platform, to an extent that other manufacturers could only dream of. The thing that many people have asked, though, is whether Nokia ever planned on changing the UI, and it’s beginning to look like they might have, at one point, been considering doing just that.
Y’see, PocketNow have come across some work by one of Nokia R&D’s senior graphic designers, which show off some design concepts for Windows phones, which look nothing like, well, Windows Phone. So, is this what Nokia originally wanted phones like the Nokia Lumia 800 to look like, and if so, why did they scrap the idea? (more…)