TELSTRA has released a custom-designed mobile user interface that the telco
claims will give customers one-click access to regularly used applications
and services on their mobile phone.
Dubbed TelstraOne Experience, the fully customisable interface will
initially be pre-loaded on the MOTOSURF A3100 and Sony Ericsson W705
"TelstraOne Experience delivers on our one-click vision, giving customers
greater control over the services they want to use on their mobile phone.
This means fast, easy access to advanced mobile content and applications
including Facebook, Mobile Foxtel from Telstra and Sensis search services,"
Telstra Consumer executive director, Glenice Maclellan, said.
Telstra Product Management executive director Ross Fielding said TelstraOne
Experience could be adapted to traditional form factor handsets or touch
screens. It's currently available on Windows Mobile and Sony Ericsson's
proprietary operating system but more are set to follow, Telstra said.
For Windows Mobile-based phones, the interface was developed by
Victoria-based software developer Pointui. The Sony Ericsson-based interface
was developed by Australian technology company SurfKitchen in conjunction
with Sony Ericsson.
The user interface ties in with Microsoft's Exchange email server and also
grants access to some corporate email servers for a monthly fee.
The user interface also allows users to tether their handset to a PC for use
as a USB data modem.
Customers will be able to take their menu configurations with them when
upgrading to new TelstraOne handsets, Mr Fielding said.
Telstra first unveiled the mobile interface in February at Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona.