In an interesting new development, Bell Mobility, the CanadianÂ CDMA carrier has designed and introduced its own user interface on the HTC Touch Diamond and Touch Pro. The interface bears only a limited relation to the HTC’s TouchFlo3D, but as can be seen from the video above, appears to be much more comprehensive.
Bell Mobility worked with a world leading design company to create a unique user experience for their touch devices to offer easy personalization and fast access to live information feeds and is designed to assists mobile users to discover the latest and greatest features and applications on their smartphones as well as favorites such as E-Mail and calendar.
“Canadians have embraced smartphones and the mobile data services such as music downloads, E-Mail and TV that are made possible by our high speed 3G network. Making these services easily accessible, the Bell experience gives the user dozens of ways to personalize the home screen, bringing the client experience to the next level,” said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of Products for Bell.
“People can maximize the potential of their smartphones by customizing them with the features and applications important to them,” said Andrew Lees, senior vice president, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Corp. “Our Windows Mobile platform helps partners like Bell deliver innovative experiences to customers that are unmatched on other mobile operating systems.”
The Bell experience offers more than 60 ways to personalize the main screen using different combinations of 25 icons (referred to as bubbles) including headline sports, news, weather, horoscopes, E-Mail and more, providing quick access to content and services from their home screen. For instance, users can choose to include such features as live TV channels, music playlists, on-demand videos, radio channels, favorite contacts and applications and a universal E-Mail interface that will display all E-Mail accounts and text messages with one screen tap.
The new interface will later expand to Bell’s other Windows Mobile devices.
To further promote their service Bell announced two new E-Mail, Internet and Multimedia bundles that offer unlimited access to some of the most popular mobile data services such as E-Mail, instant messaging, full track music downloads, radio, TV and Internet browsing, starting at $40 per month.
More information in this Bell press release.