Is This a Telling Sign of the Future of BlackBerry for Touch?
Microsoft’s launching a brand new UI and user experience with Windows Phone 7 Series; Symbian is optimizing Symbian^3 and Symbian^4 for touch, and now it seems that Research in Motion may be changing up its user interface and user experience. The Waterloo-based Canadian smartphone maker had released the BlackBerry Storm and Storm2 in response to the iPhone as the company’s first foray into the touchscreen space. The latest slide from a BlackBerry webinar shows off a homescreen that resembles the Windows Mobile Today screen with quick access to information–messages, weather, and calendar appointments–along with some quick launch icons. The refreshed touchscreen UI for BlackBerry smartphones does look good, though it’s unclear if this concept idea shown on a slide will make it to commercialization.