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PUBLIC: Zumobi releases public Beta of Zumobi UI for Windows Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 14.12.07 - 12:12:21 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 8631x
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Earlier this year, a Microsoft back-up'd start-up showed its new ZenZui interface for smartphones which was renamed to Zumobi later and as promised, Zumobi finally released a public Beta of its award-winning Zooming User Interface and mobile widget platform. Zumobi can now be downloaded free after you've registered at the company's Web site and as long as you are living in North America because the download link will be send via SMS. Content will be available from more than 75 mobile widgets or Tiles, including many from Zumobi launch partners such as Amazon.com, MTV Networks, The Associated Press, AccuWeather.com, Traffic.com, FlightStats.com and OTOlabs, who developed Tiles for Vail Resorts and Fox Television's "Family Guy".

Zumobi wants to revolutionize the way people access, retrieve and share Web-based content on their mobile phones. Through an intuitive, lush user interface, Zumobi allows people to easily "bounce" in and out of snack-sized bits of the entertainment they want and to stay on top of the information they need throughout the day, while offering advertisers a better way to connect with consumers through their mobile phones.

To access the Beta version of Zumobi go to www.Zumobi.com and follow the instructions on the website. The first Beta version of Zumobi is available for phones running Windows Mobile 5 and 6, with Blackberry and selected J2ME compatibility coming early in the second quarter of 2008. A North American mobile phone number as well as a data plan is required and Zumobi strongly recommends a unlimited data plan as well.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by Philippus on 14.12.07 - 14:04:57

WTF??? U.S. only? Damn, did they worked in the Zune department before?
If they don't want to share it with the rest of us, they can keep it!

Posted by znutar on 14.12.07 - 19:10:47

Installed it and played with it a bit on my BJ2.  Looks pretty but it runs amazingly slow and the content is kind of weak right now.  Makes yahoo2go look lightning fast in comparison.  Also, the interface is not as intuitive as one would think since I couldn't figure out how to turn it off and had to use task manager to shut it down since it made everything else bog down on my phone.  Hopefully further optimizations will improve the speed and processor utilization

Posted by Arne Hess on 14.12.07 - 19:21:19

Interesting, thanks for your feedback. "Thanks" to the limitation to send the download SMS to North American users only, I wasn't able to test it myself. Anything else you can share with us outside the U.S.?

Posted by RobertWebbe on 15.12.07 - 12:19:43

Type this link in your mobile browser and you can download it directly:
http://my.zumobi.com/AppDownload?code=8169489

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