One could argue the second most prolific Windows Mobile UI, after the standard one, is SPB Mobile Shell, due to its popularity amongst Windows Mobile users who want to increase the user-friendliness of their devices. Even many users with TouchFlo3D pre-installed disabled it in favour of that software.
Spb Software today announced that O2 Zest users will not even need to download the software, as it now comes pre-installed as the user interface on that device. Designed exclusively for O2’s latest Xda handset, the ‘O2 Menu’ helps to make the device ideal for those subscribers new to the Xda phones. The O2 Menu is carefully fitted to O2’s style and brand, and is integrated with the built-in Opera Mobile, for seamless Internet browsing.
The new O2 Xda Zest is expected to encourage the conventional handset users to switch over to the more powerful Xda smartphones. The Zest’s impressive 2.8″ TFT screen with the sleek finger-friendly touch interface make for extremely easy device navigation, optimal for novice PDA users. Erik Staaf, Head of O2 Own Branded Devices says: “Our established O2 Xda range has proven very popular with experienced PDA users but we are now pleased to also offer early entrants to the market a Pay & Go handset without an overcomplicated user interface.”
O2 Xda Zest is available in the UK for Pay Monthly and Pay & Go customers starting November 17th, 2008.
Source:Spb Press release.