If you have ever used an HTC device including their older Windows Mobile phones you may have seen HTC’s slick Sense UI. GigaOm is reporting that RIM is working with the Ontario design firm YOU i Labs which helped work on the HTC Sense UI. The deal seems to be some sort of “significant partnership” between the companies. This is the second Canadian design firm we have positive confirmation RIM is working with after Teknision assisted in the designing the PlayBook UI. According to GigaOm Teknision and YOU i Labs work closely together.
Add this together with TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) and it seems like there is a big overhaul to the RIM user experience coming soon… Any guesses what is coming? Hopefully we will be hearing about a UI framework for the BlackBerry PlayBook Native SDK soon too.
Check out some of YOU i Labs work at youilabs.com
Thanks to ofutur and my wife for sending this one in!