HTC’s dumb phone has an interesting interface

The HTC Touch.B is the long rumoured HTC dumb phone running on Qualcomm’s BREW platform.  This is likely the device HTC has had the most freedom developing its own user interface, and it has come up with this interesting text-based system of sliding pages, vaguely reminiscent of the Pre.

I do however foresee the user easily getting lost in the menu tree, with very little showing the reader where he has been, where he is going and where to find what he is looking for.

It is however interesting to see another take on phone user interfaces, one that does not involve menus, widgets or icons.

Source: Mobifrance via