Surprise: Bell’s new smartphone UI made by Pointui

We have seen Bell’s new Windows Mobile smartphone UI, and the reception has been rather lukewarm. This may change however if Windows Mobile users knew the secret behind the UI.

PointUI is another company in the Windows Mobile UI business, and their creation, well before TouchFlo3D, really showed the potential of radically changing the Windows Mobile without just making another iPhone clone. Their project however appeared to peter out some months ago, and it appeared the freeware interface would disappear as rapidly as it appeared.

Today however it has been revealed that the scrappy company has actually been working with Bell and Microsoft on the Bell Windows Mobile user interface, and that the project is more than just a superficial skin.

The interface is more than a launcher, but also includes a widgetized interface, a new task bar, a universal inbox, a new contacts interface and much more.

Knowing a Windows Mobile expert like PointUI is behind the interface gives me much more confidence in the usability and utility of the interface, and looking at the update history of PointUI, also in the likelihood that the software will continue to evolve.

See the Bell UI microsite here for more on the interface.

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