Spb Software, maker of Windows Mobile applications, has developed a user interface panel for Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1. As part of the strategic partnership between Sony Ericsson and Spb Software, Spb has provided a Mobile Shell-based solution that compliments the X1 in both style and speed. Taking advantage of the smartphone's panel technology, hardware and dynamic wide VGA touchscreen, the custom version of Spb Mobile Shell is optimized for the new Xperia, and comes with all X1 devices as a free download.
"We are very happy to be working with Spb, one of the most respected Microsoft Windows Mobile software developers in the market," said Mats Ekstrand, VP and Head of Convergence Unit at Sony Ericsson. "The addition of Spb to our panel ecosystem gives Xperia X1 users the opportunity to customize their handsets with an already established interface for the Windows Mobile environment, alongside enjoying the eight other active desktops through the unique Xperia Panel user interface."
Spb Mobile Shell is said to be an application that improves the innate Windows Mobile user interface, and is claimed to make it more direct, logical, and slick. The first version of software came out in February 2007.
"The Xperia panels are an innovative approach to personalization," - comments Yaroslav Goncharov, the Product Manager of Spb Mobile Shell - "With 3D acceleration, the panels are visually appealing for consumers, and at the same time present new opportunities for the developer community."