Mar 22, 2007

Amp'd reinvents Motorola Q with a Flash Lite UI

According to the news on GearLog

"Youth-oriented mobile carrier Amp'd got their first smartphone today in the Motorola Q - but this isn't quite the Q you know from Verizon and Sprint. Amp'd has completely redone the user interface in Adobe's Flash Lite, into an animated carnival of ... well, it looks a lot like Amp'd's animated Amp'd Live interface on their other phones. The Q also plays Amp'd TV and all of Amp'd's content - a real breath of fresh air compared to other carriers who don't have versions of their popular entertainment apps for smartphones. And it's still a Q, which means that you can send e-mail, sync with your PC, and maybe even get some work done."

The magic word is Flash Lite which makes up the phone's UI. I remember Amp'd hiring Flash Lite UI designers sometime last year...and I guess we now know why.

The phone would go on sale sometime in April for
$199 on the Amp'd website.

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4 Comments:

At 10:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to clarify, Amp'd did not put flash on top of the Windows Mobile UI. The thing that is flash is the entire Amp'd Live application, which is their mobile storefront/media player application. It's still pretty cool, but it's not the whole phone UI.

 
At 11:15 PM , Blogger Adam said...

Maybe I am a bit ignorant, but is there an example of a full fledge UI in flash that is being used anywhere on cells?

 
At 6:25 AM , Blogger Andrew said...

yes there are quite a few of full fledge mobile UI's in flash, one of the most notable/recent in my view would be the LG Prade phone...

 
At 10:42 AM , Blogger Mariam Dholkawala said...

Samsung had launched a handset with a full Flash UI in Korea early last year...a great phone but never reached any other shores outside Korea.

 

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