While Vincent gurgles happily as he unpacks his Vista goodie-bag, James Kendrick is enjoying the Vista experience shrunk down to a far smaller screen. Only this time, it comes not from Microsoft but smartphone software developers JGUI. If the thought of going from the beauty that is Aero to the poky confines of your Windows Mobile Smartphone (and let’s face it, even Crossbow isn’t that pretty) fills you with dread and the slight taste of bile in your throat, then maybe it’s time that some of the flagship OS gloss filtered down a little.
Vista Smartphone Interface could be described as a skin on steroids, but even then it’s doing it a disservice. As James’ video shows, it recreates the whole Today screen as a dynamic slideshow – navigation between pages is smooth and slick, even widgets are recreated.
Trying it out couldn’t be simpler, as the basic Today tweaking is a free download. The advanced version is priced at $19.99