Update: SPB Mobile Shell 3
A few weeks ago we mentioned the pending release of SPB Mobile Shell 3. And while the application hasn't gone live yet, it does have it's own Web site, and a video presentation has surfaced on You Tube. Still no hard a release date (Aprilish maybe?) but the updated version is being billed as having such features as multi-home pages (hello, Xperia X1 panels?), widgets, kinetic scrolling, 3D screen switcher, hardware acceleration support, Facebook integration and support for Windows Mobile 6.5.
Barcelona Bureau Chief Dieter Bohn was able to get his hands on the application at Mobile World Congress. Check in after the break for his impressions and a few more pictures.
SPB Mobile Shell 3 appears to have dual modes; pro and lifestyle. You switch between the two by swiping up on the screen. Lifetstyle mode offers a very cool widget system. You get three screens to populate with widgets. Widgets include time, weather, calendar, speed dial (where the photos are re-sizable), app shortcuts, and maybe one or two others. Mobile Shell 3 also lets you connect to facebook to download pictures for all your contacts – you can do it photo by photo or run through your entire address book.
Professional mode is very similar to the current version of Mobile Shell, except it no longer has three screens to swipe through. Instead, you hit a button to activate a very cool 3D carousel (it uses 3D acceleration) to switch between the Pro screens. Off the top of my head there's a home screen, a new app launcher with favorites and an "Most Recently Used" list underneath it, a speed-dial screen and a more traditional SPB Shell menu. The contact screen gives you the photo speed dial and also a list of contacts and call history.
All in all, the new version of Mobile Shell is interestin,g and we look forward to getting our hands on the utility to give it a proper test drive.
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for mobile shell 3
now have point ui 2 becouse mobile shell 2 is old and out off data ... mobile SELL 3 pleasssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
I've been using an early release for over a week and I think it's great. I like it more than the TouchFlo mainly because of the speed. It is working very fast! Surprisingly fast! One thing I miss, though, is the paging of the lists - I kind of prefer it over the kinetic scrolling. I'm sure I'm the only one in the planet who thinks like that, but still, I actually liked those arrows of the old version better... Nevertheless, it's the best WinMo shell for me.
If so, you can just try this app called S2P.
Works great together with S2U2 auto keylock and they all run well together with SPBMS3! For those who want a little taste of an IPhone layout, you can put all your apps and arrange them in the LifeSyle layout view and make it look like the iPhone - but better cos with just one flick or one click, you get another view anytime! Thanks SPB!
Keep up the great work!
(Toshiba G810 user)