Giga-Byte recently announced a newly developed user interface for its GSmart Windows Mobile smartphones called “Smart Touch”. The thumb-friendly UI is quite intuitive and flexible, but few icons located at the bottom of the screen make us think they borrowed an idea or two from Apple.
Smart Touch allows users to add up to 16 most frequently used apps as shortcuts on standby screen. Four icons are visible at once and the rest of them are accessible by swiping across the screen. The center of the screen is reserved for a large clock, and there’s an icon for quick access to the user’s Today screen. Naturally, users can customize the look and feel of Smart Touch by changing theme, colors or even use their own images for the background.
Finally, if you’re interested to try out the new GSmart’s UI, you’ll have to wait for “after May” when the company will officially release it to the general public. One thing we’re not sure, though, is whether it will work on other, non GSmart-made, Windows Mobile smartphone. We certainly hope it will as the demo bellow looks promising. Enjoy!