While browsing the Internet the other day, I came across an interesting mobile phone called the INFOBAR A01. Designed by Naoto Fukasawa, the INFOBAR A01 is a Japanese mobile device that has a very simple yet sleek hardware design (Menu, Home & Back buttons in front, Volume buttons on the side and a Camera on the back) but features a very beautiful and highly customizable Android-powered user interface.
- Camera: 8 megapixels
- Display: 3.7 inch touchscreen
- OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Data Folder Capacity: 1GB (application space) *Content data is saved to microSD memory.
- External Memory (maximum): 2GB microSDTM / 32 GB micro SDHCTM(encryption compatible)
- Size, Weight: Size: 63x118x11.8mm / Weight: Approx. 113g (provisional)
- Infrared Communication
- Osaifu-Keitai (Mobile Wallet)
- Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n)
- Global Passport*3*3
Here’s a demo video of the INFOBAR A01’s user interface:
I immediately fell in love with the INFOBAR A01’s user interface. It closely resembles the Windows Phone 7 interface (design and usability) but this one looks and works much better than that of the Windows version. I’m not sure if the interface is exclusively owned by IIDA or the designer but it would be awesome if it would be made available to other mobile phone brands running on Android. Or maybe someone from the XDA developers forum could cook a custom ROM based on this and use it for other Android devices. As an iPhone user, I wish that the next iPhone’s user interface will look something like this.
Aside from the 4 different available colors, there are also some very cool covers (5 colors to choose from) and design jackets (8 designes to choose from) available for the INFOBAR A01.
What do you think of the INFOBAR A01? How do you like its user interface? For those of you who currently own an Android mobile device, would you like to have this kind of user interface? How about iPhone users? Please share your thoughts.