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S60 using TAT to bling up their mobile phone UI

Categories: Nokia
By: , IntoMobile
Monday, July 7th, 2008 at 6:47 AM


The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) is a Swedish company that makes something called Kastor which is, to quote their website, “a powerful UI rendering platform.” It’s something that users can’t go willy nilly and install on their own, but instead software that should enable the next generation of products to produce a whole lot of wow. One of their public relations people, Anna Lagerkvist, contacted me and let me know that TAT’s technology is being used by Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola, that they’re designing the UI for Google’s Android and that as of today their work will also be in future S60 releases.

TAT has a whole bunch of talented people, just look at some of these videos to get an idea of what they’re capable of.

A few questions arise however, since S60 is going to be donated to the Symbian Foundation … isn’t this going to put TAT’s software under the EPL?

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Stefan Constantinescu

Stefan Constantinescu (@WhatTheBit on Twitter) has loved technology since as far back as he can remember. It started with computers, but in the past few years his passion has turned to mobile devices. As a mobile phone enthusiast who lives and breathes devices that connect to the internet, he knows he is not alone with this radical fascination of all things wireless. He is strongly opinionated and enjoys a good debate so leave comments in his posts and he’ll get back to you! Stefan began blogging as a hobby in the fall of 2006 and joined IntoMobile in the summer of 2007. Later he got a job at Nokia in March 2008, but as of June 2009 he has rejoined the IntoMobile team. He is currently based out of Helsinki, Finland.