Zune Phone Patent?

“A newly published patent application assigned to Microsoft provides a unique insight into what the Zune Phone interface might look like. The patent, filed on June 16th 2006 and published on 12th April 1007, covers Tile Space User Interface for Mobile devices and discusses how small screens and a large number of features make it “difficult for users to access commonly used data and functions” on many mobile phones.” (Source)

Zune Phone Interface

Regarding the interface, I have to say that it looks like a novel idea to use in the mobile phone industry. Microsoft trying to compete with Apple, Samsung, and all the other mobile companies with a new interface again? Possibly so.