View Full Version : Windows Mobile ported to iPhone, we think

10-13-2008, 11:51 AM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/10/10-13-08winmoiphone.jpg (http://myphone2008.com/)

Most of the Windows Mobile / iPhone cross-breeding we've seen has either involved elaborate WinMo skinning (http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/30/video-iswish-puts-the-iphone-ui-on-any-windows-mobile-phone/) or terrible iPhone KIRFs (http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/02/keepin-it-real-fake-part-cxv-cect-t5-t32-winmo-6-iphone-clone/), but we suppose it was just a matter of time before Microsoft's mobile OS was made to run on Apple's hardware -- or at least that's what it looks like here. Pretty much everything about this video is suspect, from the shadiness of the MyPhone2008 conference it was shot at to the interviewer's ridiculously inane questions ("You don't have girlfriends in Norway?"), but **** if that isn't WinMo happily booting on what appears to be an iPhone 3G -- we can't tell, but it's a good bet it's jailbroken. The developer, Erik Kristiansen, says that mod is in beta right now but that he's looking at a January release -- we'll see what more we can dig up before then. Video after the break.


Update: As several commenters have pointed out, this has the trappings of a bad viral for the crappy SonicEmotion app also on that page -- all of the other videos are suspiciously fake / ridiculous, and the phone responds oddly to several touches. So much for that, we suppose.

10-13-2008, 10:08 PM
If it were true, it would be the only way to keep me from getting the HTC Touch HD!!! ;)

10-14-2008, 08:26 AM
me too maX, i mean.. i love my iphone but sometimes i miss those programs in windows mobile :D

10-14-2008, 09:35 AM
I just finished analyzing the video. This is a humble attempt at a hoax. This was done in the same way iBeer was developed. It's a video!!!!!!!! :laugh:

If you notice carefully, before he actually shows the screen, he is booting up the video. Then when the screen goes blank, he shows it to us. Next, he has to touch the Windows logo in perfect timing to simulate opening the program but he hits it too early and has to do it again. The tell-tale is when he goes to open the calendar. He barely touches the "Home" button to simulate going to the calendar. This is because touching the home button with the correct pressure will kick him out of the video and back to the springboard. As a final miscue, he forgets a screen touch and a menu opens on it's own!!!! :thumbdown: :rolleyes:


10-14-2008, 11:25 AM
too much analysis on your part maX, i looked at it at first, and thought it was funny, i could tell it was fake as well, but you got it down to a science :p