Espresso UI

The T-Mobile MyTouch Slide just can’t get enough of the camera. We’ve already seen it in three color configurations, and now the good gents at TmoNews have let loose some screenshots of the [sexy?] new HTC Sense revamp, dubbed Espresso.


I’m not sure I’m exactly thrilled with the new ‘bubbly’ icons that they’re using – in my opinion it gives them a cheap, and quite literally, plastic look. They seem to be pushing wood grain and warmer, natural colors in this version over the more industrial/streamlined/modern look of the current HTC Sense UI.

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I’m particularly curious about the almost SlideScreen-meets-Windows-7-Phone-Series like…home screen? I’m not quite sure what this is, but it’s intriguing, and definitely something I’d like to play with.


They also seem to have completely revamped the notifications pull down to include a list of your recently run applications as well as the ability to change the color of the pull down itself. It’s a nice touch if you’re into customization of that level, but at this point it’s starting to look like someone’s MySpace page – bubbly, bright colors and a very busy interface.

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I’m a fan of the current Sense incarnation, and I’m hoping that after some hands on time with Espresso that I’ll change my mind, but based solely off these screenshots, I’m not too impressed.

Thanks again to the folks at TmoNews for grabbing these screenshots, give them a visit if you’d like to see the rest of the pictures.

Chris Dehghanpoor
Chris is an Android devotee based out of Houston, TX. He enjoys indie rock, general geekery and long walks on the beach. If you can't find him online, he's probably playing Plants VS Zombies.
  • Kane

    That menu picture in the middle looks like something off a Zune. And not in a good way.

  • dilagable

    I think this is the phone I finally convince my girlfriend with to switch to the dark side. Bwahahahaha

    • Chris Dehghanpoor

      Haha, I keep trying to get an Android phone into the hands of my fiance. I think I sold her on the Evo 4G -- Just have to wait for it to be released.