HTC has just announced its latest Android device, the HTC Hero. We don’t normally cover Android, but the news by NetworkWorld that the new UI will be coming to Windows Mobile devices also made us more attentive.
"We’ve been developing this for three years," said John Wang, chief marketing officer of HTC, in a phone interview. "The point is to enrich the user experience, to make it personal, convenient and give users moments of delight."
The company calls the new software HTC Sense, and it will be introduced in HTC’s entire portfolio of mobile phones starting with the HTC Hero. The company is the world’s largest maker of Microsoft Windows Mobile smartphones, and handsets running that software will also run HTC Sense in the future.
The new UI, called HTC Sense, features many elements of HTCâ€™s new People-centric communication paradigm. As can be seen from the video, many elements of TouchFlo3D and other software, first pioneered on Windows Mobile, has crossed over, and new elements such as twitter widgets seemed to have been added.
Here is what HTC has to say about it.
Built on a culture of innovation and a passion to enhance peopleâ€™s lives, HTC shapes the mobile experience around the individual. Debuting on the HTC Hero and available on all new HTC devices moving forward, Sense delivers on three basic principles: Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.
Make It Mine
Make It Mine is about feeling your HTC phone was created for and by you. To do this, HTC encourages you to dictate and organize how you want to access the people and content in your life in a way that fits best for you. For some, this means adding glance-view widgets that push content like twitter feeds, weather and other content to the surface while others may want quick access to business-focused information like email, calendar and world-times. HTC is also introducing a new profile feature called â€˜Scenesâ€™ that enables you to create different customized content profiles around specific functions or times in your life.
Today, staying in touch with the people in your life means managing a variety of communication channels and applications ranging from phone calls, emails, texts, photos, status updates and more. HTC Sense takes a different approach by integrating these communication channels and applications into one single view, enabling you to stay closer to your important people. With HTC Sense, friendsâ€™ Facebook status updates and photos, along with their Flickr photos are included alongside their text messages, emails and call history in a single view.
Discover the Unexpected
Many of the most memorable moments in your life are experienced, not explained. HTC Sense is focused on providing a variety of these simple yet innovative experiences on your HTC phone that will sometimes bring you moments of joy and delight. It can be something as basic as turning the phone over to silence a ring or as simple as improving the smart dialler for making calls quicker. HTC Sense also includes â€˜Perspectivesâ€™, a new way for viewing your content such as email, photos, Twitter, music and more in different ways.
Read more at Networkworld here.