HTC's TouchFLO 3D UI for Windows Mobile is arguably the best way to navigate Microsoft's platform, but now that we've seen the latest Sense UI on the HTC Hero it's losing some of its gloss. Happily HTC haven't ceased all work on TouchFLO 3D, and screenshots and a video demo of version 2.5 have emerged to whet our appetites.
The most obvious improvement is that HTC have buried Windows Mobile even further underneath their home-grown UI. Looking at the video demo below, you have to really go looking for the underlying OS; general, day-to-day use won't really unearth it.
There are also new shortcuts on the homepage, the introduction of Footprints - HTC's geotagging system - and a freshly swollen settings dialog that covers even more options. Interestingly, TouchFLO 3D v2.5 is said to only work on WVGA devices like the HTC Touch HD, Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2; no word on when we can expect to see it released, nor if it will be offered as an upgrade to existing smartphone users.