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Video: Symbian^3 UI design preview! Multitouch! Pinch and Zoom! Cover Flow! Visual Multitasking!

| February 15, 2010 | Reply

Hot from Nokia Conversations here’s a video of Symbian^3 UI and it’s looking quite good, several welcome improvements here. [I wonder if this is the UI video Symbian’s Scott Weiss was referring to or if there’s another one coming for Symbian^4]

  • Multiple homescreens (3) – YAY. One main, one work, one play.
  • 6 widget spaces (18 TOTAL)
  • Seems to have some nice transitions (hope  we actually do see it in a handset unlike the N97 video)
  • 3D accelerated Coverflow with NokiaPhotoViewer/Iris style graphics
  • Fast flip scrolling (hopefully smooth too with no juttering ANYWHERE)
  • Single tap everywhere in UI (death to unecessary double tapping!)
  • MULTITOUCH PINCH AND ZOOM! Ah, will shut up a lot of people who ignore a phone simply because it has no pinch and zoom. Hope we see it in browser.
  • VISUAL MULTITASKING! Actual real live windows not icons! At the moment resembles Palm’s cards rather than Maemo’s multitasking windows, i.e. linear large windows as opposed to grid view (prefer the latter)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdGyZYrix9g]

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Still room for improvement, imo. But several leaps in the right direction. There is still Symbian^4 (and 5 and 6 to go….though quite a while away to 2012). I could see myself really craving a Symbian phone again if they make the WEB BROWSING EXPERIENCE AS GOOD AS MAEMO 5 ON THE N900.

Fingers crossed for improved multitouch optimized keyboard!

Via Nokia Conversations

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