The user interface is one of the most important features of any operating system, and it looks like RIM has only found out about it recently. While the company bought The Astonishing Tribe to help develop the BlackBerry PlayBook UI, it looks like they’re going add another company to help out as well. The company has just been rumored to have struck a deal with YOU i Labs – an Ontario-based design firm that helped HTC in the creation of the HTC Sense UI (the only Android UI that nobody seems to hate).
Since all this news hasn’t been officially announced by RIM themselves at this point in time, it’s speculation at best. But if YOU i Labs is working with RIM we can expect the next version of the BlackBerry UI for tablets or smartphones to be a brand new experience. Perhaps a facelift is all RIM needs to push the sales of its phones through the roof?
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