The flexibility of the Windows Mobile operating system facilitated Bell’s development of this new user interface, which assists mobile users to discover the latest and greatest features and applications on their smartphones as well as favourites such as email and calendar.
"Canadians have embraced smartphones and the mobile data services such as music downloads, email and TV that are made possible by our high speed 3G network. Making these services easily accessible, the Bell experience gives the user dozens of ways to personalize the home screen, bringing the client experience to the next level," said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of Products for Bell.
"People can maximize the potential of their smartphones by customizing them with the features and applications important to them," said Andrew Lees, senior vice president, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Corp. "Our Windows Mobile platform helps partners like Bell deliver innovative experiences to customers that are unmatched on other mobile operating systems."
The Bell experience offers more than 60 ways to personalize the main screen using different combinations of 25 icons (referred to as bubbles) including headline sports, news, weather, horoscopes, email and more, providing quick access to content and services from their home screen. For instance, users can choose to include such features as live TV channels, music playlists, on-demand videos, radio channels, favourite contacts and applications and a universal email interface that will display all email accounts and text messages with one screen tap.
Customers with the HTC Touch Diamond can get the most out of the Bell experience with two new Email, Internet and Multimedia bundles, also launched today, that offer unlimited access to some of the most popular mobile data services such as email, instant messaging, full track music downloads, radio, TV and Internet browsing. For more information on Bell’s Email, Internet and Multimedia bundles, which start at $40 per month, visit bell.ca/features
Bell Experience comes to life in new 3G smartphone
The Bell Experience is now available on the HTC Touch Diamond, which features a high resolution 2.8-inch touch screen and operates on the Bell 3G EVDO high-speed mobile network. With the Windows Mobile 6.1 platform and Office Mobile, clients can easily synchronize their email, calendar and contacts with both their Exchange email services as well as personal services like Windows Live, Google, and Yahoo!. To stay productive on the run, users can also open and edit Office attachments (Word and Excel) from their handset.
To keep users entertained and informed, the savvy smartphone let clients download full track music, watch live TV and video clips, take photos and video with the 3.2 megapixel camera, find where they’re going with GPS Nav, listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and update Facebook and You Tube pages.
Music lovers who purchase the HTC Touch Diamond will enjoy over 200 preloaded songs from the Warner Music catalogue, which will automatically be populated into playlists with popular songs from a variety of genres when clients subscribe to the unlimited Full Track Service. To take full advantage of this promotion, when they subscribe to the monthly service, clients will also get one month of free service. [November 3, 2008]
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