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Kris Kumar
04-04-2007, 09:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.theunwired.net/?itemid=3743' target='_blank'>http://www.theunwired.net/?itemid=3743</a><br /><br /></div><i>"It took a little bit longer for Samsung to release the long awaited SGH-i600 Windows Mobile Smartphone but Samsung used the delay to add something really useful to the EMEA/APAC version of the "BlackJack" - a pretty unique Home Screen plug-in called "Carousel" or "Card Wheel". Since Samsung's first introduction of a Windows Mobile Smartphone (the SGH-i300), the Korean mobile phone specialist always added its own flavored Home Screen plug-ins but this one is really a great and unique one since it adds fast and easy navigation to the i600 in a way, not seen before. Basically, the Carousel/Card Wheel plug-in provides several decks which are accessed by using the D-Pad. Each deck contains grouped information which can be accessed straight from the Home Screen."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-apr2007-unwiredi600hs.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Our buddy Arne Hess over at the::unwired has published an excellent article on the unique home screen created by Samsung for its European and Asian version of the i600. I personally love the way Samsung has added this unique differentiation to its Windows Mobile device. Instead of just launching with some vanilla home screen and colour customizations, they have definitely done a good job of separating themselves from other Windows Mobile vendors. It also seems like this home screen approach would reduce the use of the Start menu, since most of the smartphone features are accessible from the home screen itself. It will definitely help newcomers to the Windows Mobile world find and launch things easily. :) The sad part is that this cool home screen is not available to the American customers. Hopefully Samsung will make it available as a download in the near future.

04-05-2007, 12:12 AM
Beautiful plugin...hoping it floars around somewhere eventually or is offered as an addon from Samsung.

Even the current Blackjack plugins are pretty cool. They go beyond what is necessary when offering phones by adding that little bit of extra value that is appreciated by power users as well as those new to WM.

Great job Samsung! :)

Mike Temporale
04-05-2007, 02:55 AM
I've heard that it will show up on other devices in the coming months. And not just those from Samsung.

Having played with this, I have to say it's freakin' awesome. I don't expect it will downloadable. But it sure would be nice to add this to some of my existing hardware.

Pete Paxton
04-05-2007, 03:37 AM
I want it for my Dash :cry:

Rocco Augusto
04-06-2007, 12:40 AM
i want it for my blackjack :(

04-07-2007, 02:51 AM
i want it for my blackjack :(