HTC Wants to Be the Windows Mobile Hero: Android UI Port


Jealous of Adam and his Palm Pre? Well, HTC has made its announcement to bring the Hero user interface to Windows Mobile handsets that the Taiwanese firm will make. As an alternative to the current TouchFLO 3D found on flagship devices like the Diamond2, Hero was built for Android devices, the latest is called the HTC Hero, a successor to the popular T-Mobile G1. The UI twill actually be called HTC Sense.

HTC Sense looks similar to TouchFLO 3d, but rather has a card feel similar to the cards on webOS employed by Palm on the Palm Pre. The video above highlights some of the Hero UI in action. It was announced today at the HTC event; expect the UI to begin showing up on more Windows Mobile devices.

According to the firm, the Sense UI has been in development for over three years.

Here’s what HTC had to say:

HTC Sense

Built on a culture of innovation and a passion to enhance people’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 ‘Scenes’ that enables you to create different customized content profiles around specific functions or times in your life.

Stay Close

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, friends’ 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 ‘Perspectives’, a new way for viewing your content such as email, photos, Twitter, music and more in different ways.

(via: WMPowerUser)

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