Feeds

Gigabyte touts 'world's first' phone with Flash UI

One small problem: the claim's boll*cks

Build a business case: developing custom apps

A phone sporting what its maker has claimed is the first mobile equipped with an Adobe Flash-based UI is on its way to the UK.

S1200_1

The GSmart S1200 has a Flash-based UI

According to Gigabyte, the company behind the GSmart S1200, Flash provides a basis for creating fluid, dynamic new user interfaces.

A Gigabyte spokesman told Register Hardware that Flash only requires a minimal amount of phone power, meaning users can benefit from a funky UI without running out of juice.

Maybe, but Gigabyte is not the first company to use the Adobe technology. Readers may recall UK company Pogo Technology, which launched a GPRS-based handheld internet tablet phone way back in 2002. OK, so Pogo subsequently stopped making it less than a year later, but its Flash-based phone was (briefly) on the market long before Gigabyte's offering.

The S1200 is actually based on Windows Mobile 6.1 – with a 6.5 version to follow later on. Users can flick between the standard UI and Gigabyte's Flash front end using the small circular button at the bottom of the rather iPhone-esque handset.

Elsewhere on the 105 x 52 x 11.4mm device you’ll find HSDPA connectivity and Wi-Fi support. Bluetooth 2.0 and mini USB provide alternative ways of moving data to and from the phone’s Micro SD memory card.

S1200_2

Switch to Windows Mobile at the flick of a button

The 3.1in screen can display snaps captured using the rear-mounted 3Mp camera.

Gigabyte’s GSmart S1200 will hit the UK during Q2. A Price hasn’t been set. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.