The upcoming BlackBerry Bold smartphone has been getting lots of attention and since BGR has had one for a few weeks now they’ve reviewed it and now posted a video of the Bold in action so you can see what it’s like.
It’s interesting looking at some of the comments by people who have seen the video…for a handset that has had so much buzz, a fair number of people are turned off seeing it in action.
Check out the video for yourself here.
Nokia is hard at work on the 5th edition of their S60 cellphone user interface and while photos of it haven’t been officially released, the image in this post claims to be said UI.
The S60 software will be the UI on many upcoming Nokia handsets, including the Nokia 5800 Tube, a touchscreen phone that is being positioned against Apple’s iPhone 3G.
The Palm OS user interface…pretty straight forward but more or less the same since around the beginning of time (for Palm, anyway).
User interface designer Matias Duarte, the man behind the look and feel of both Sidekick and Helio devices, left Helio late last year along with his design team and headed for Palm where they have been working on the user interface for Palm’s next OS.
The next Palm OS isn’t expected until early 2009 and that’s not a whole lot of time for Duarte and team to make things ready to compete against the likes of the iPhone, BlackBerry, HTC TouchFLO and Google Android interfaces not to mention the hardware that runs them.
Maybe the best way to compete with players like those is no to–stick to the lower-end of the market and make touchscreen handsets that target $199 or less but still offer some of the features the higher-end devices have. In other words, stick with Centro’s but throw in a new form factor, new look and new feature or two.
We’ll see, I guess.
Initially used on the OLPC XO notebook computer, the Sugar UI will now be making it’s way to Intel’s notebook aimed at developing nations, the Classmate PC.
The UI won’t be exactly like the one used with the XO but it will be based on that version.
Walter Bender, founder of Sugar Labs and former president of software and content for OLPC, says that Sugar Labs is also working with other PC makers though they weren’t named.
“OLPC is the primary, but no exclusive, downstream project. We continue to work closely with OLPC,” said Bender.
Google has made a few tweaks to it’s upcoming Android mobile phone operating system and at AllThingsD they showed it off running on what some believed was a prototype of the “Dream” touchscreen phone by HTC.
The Android user interface looks a bit more iPhone-like (which isn’t a bad thing) and features a couple of new things like multiple home screens and an always visible tray/dock that will hold shortcuts to commonly used applications.
To see the updated Android OS in action check out these videos:
The VUDU set-top box is set to be receiving a user interface update next week that should make finding movies and TV shows easier.
Also coming is the ability to see the completion percentage of downloads and to view how much bandwidth your VUDU is using.
The ability to see how far along a download is…I don’t have a VUDU so I’ve got to ask–could you really not tell how far along a download is before this update?
Better late than never, I guess.
The familiar looking Meizu M8 MiniOne has apparently received a user interface update, making it look a bit less like a complete rip-off of the Apple iPhone.
Sure, the interface is still similar, but its looking more like it was inspired by the iPhone interface than being nearly an exact copy.
For a gallery of images from the updated UI check out this post at Gizmodo.