Summary:

Spb Mobile Shell has long been one of the best things you can add to a Windows Mobile phone. Spb has announced that the new version 5 of the Spb Mobile Shell interface will work on Windows Mobile, and is also available for Android and Symbian.

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Spb Mobile Shell has long been one of the best things you can add to a Windows Mobile phone. The tight graphical interface makes for a great user experience, and is reminiscent of the HTC Sense interface for WinMo. Following yesterday’s announcement of the new Windows Phone 7 launch, one of the first things I wondered was how a more locked-down interface would affect HTC and Spb and the special interfaces they produce. Spb is ahead of me in that regard, and have announced that the new version 5 of the Spb Mobile Shell interface will work on Windows Mobile, and is also available for Android and Symbian.

Spb Mobile Shell provides a 3D interface for the home screen that is optimized for touch control. It has long been a top-selling app for Windows Mobile, and it will be interesting to see how well the Android and Symbian versions are accepted. The product page for Mobile Shell still shows the older 3.5 version which is WinMo only. There is no date provided indicating when the new Android and Symbian versions might be available for purchase.

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