AT&T is working on a web browser (currently for Windows) called Pogo which is in private beta. One of the highlights is that tabbed browsing will be replaced by “snapshots”. Bookmarks and history are also handled with fancy graphics and a lot of eye-candy.
However, it is reportedly a resource hog and while it would makes the CPU and Graphics vendors happy, it’s not clear if it create a truly better user experience. Time will tell, but this is not anew struggle. For years, people have tried to go beyond the 2D interface and after a decade, we’ve got to Vista and OS X animated icons… that’s not so far. The folks at Ars Technica have an in-depth review. Here’s a say that my friends will recognize: “if you can’t make it good, make it shiny”, hopefully Pogo will turn out good and shiny