Microsoft preparing new, cleaner Hotmail

Posted on Tuesday, July 12 2005 @ 11:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Neowin reports that Microsoft is testing a new version of Hotmail. The project is codenamed Kahuna and will feature a new interface, routine inbox refreshing and a new preview panel which will enable users to read and reply to e-mail without navigating away from their inbox.

Sources close to Hotmail claim the new interface is called Wave 11. It is still lacking in featured but it is said that Microsoft will go four a cleaner, minimalist look with the new version.

Many details regarding the new version of Hotmail aren't know yet but it is likely to feature a closer integration with MSN Spaces and MSN Messenger.

The next Hotmail is engineered to meet or exceed offers from competitors such as Yahoo and Google.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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