with the GSmart S1200, Giga-Byte is also first time publically demoing its new
UI which is called "Smart Zone". Smart Zone sits on top of Windows Mobile and
basically replaces the Windows Mobile Home screen as well as Start menu since
Smart Zone is design to be the main user interface while it's just a click to
jump back to Microsoft's original Windows Mobile GUI.
Quite interesting is the fact that Smart Zone is based on Adobe Flash, as far as
I know the first UI for Windows Mobile which uses Adobe Flash. Smart Zone is
gesture-based and doesn't require the use of a stylus. Instead, users swipe the
thumb across the screens to jump to the different areas, always starting from
the center screen. Furthermore, it's possible to swipe diagonally to quick-start
According to Giga-Byte, the Smart Zone UI will become the standard now for
all upcoming GSmart Windows Mobile smartphones and it's compatible with Windows
Mobile 6.1 as well as 6.5.
Cheers ~ Arne