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HTC patenting next-gen TouchFLO UI

updated 03:50 pm EDT, Fri October 30, 2009

HTC patent shows concept of next TouchFLO UI

HTC is updating its own user interface for its touchscreen smartphones, as evidenced by the company's recent patent filing. The handset maker's design appears to be a spiritual successor to TouchFLO and Sense UI. While still unnamed, it would mimic the layout and organization of a virtual book, according to images and the description in the patent application.

HTC says apps, widgets and web pages would be represented by virtual book pages, making it intuitive for users to browse and organize their widgets. The interface would be flexible enough for carriers and service providers to add custom widgets, services and applications simply as additional pages in a book.

As a patent application, it's not known if the interface will ultimately reach a production device or if it will exist solely as a concept. Target platforms are also a mystery, though HTC has lately had crossover interfaces that work on both Android and Windows Mobile. [via UnwiredView]
















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