ST. PETERSBURG, October 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Spb Software, the world's leading maker of Windows Mobile applications, develops a user interface panel for Xperia(TM) X1. As part of the strategic partnership between Sony Ericsson and Spb Software, Spb has put forth a top-notch, Spb Mobile Shell-based solution that compliments the X1 in both style and speed. Taking advantage of the smartphone's unique panel technology, impressive hardware and dynamic wide VGA touchscreen, this custom version of Spb Mobile Shell is optimized for the new Xperia, and comes with all X1 devices as a free download.

We are very happy to be working with Spb, one of the most respected Microsoft Windows Mobile software developers in the market, said Mats Ekstrand,VP and Head of Convergence Unit at Sony Ericsson. The addition of Spb to our panel ecosystem gives Xperia X1 users the opportunity to customize their handsets with an already established interface for the Windows mobile environment, alongside enjoying the eight other active desktops through the unique Xperia Panel user interface.

Spb Mobile Shell is an application that improves the innate Windows Mobile user interface, making it more direct, logical, and slick. The first version of software came out in February 2007 and quickly gained recognition among end-users, and media. Spb Mobile Shell fulfills the highest requirements of in-ROM software, paying a great deal of respect to criteria such as ROM, RAM, performance, battery life, and stability. Customized and improved menus of Windows Mobile devices are achieved without any damage to built-in system features or other third-party software.

The Xperia panels are an innovative approach to personalization, comments Yaroslav Goncharov, the Product Manager of Spb Mobile Shell. With 3D acceleration, the panels are visually appealing for consumers, and at the same time present new opportunities for the developer community.

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Spb Software is the global leader in the design of Windows Mobile applications, with RD and design centers in Russia and Thailand, and presence in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and USA. Spb combines a unique line of popular consumer products and cooperation with the world's leading OEMs and carriers, such as ASUSTeK, BenQ Siemens, E-TEN, Fly, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Gigabyte, HTC, O2, Optimus, Palm, Pharos, Samsung, SingTel, Sony Ericsson, Swisscom Mobile, Toshiba, T-Mobile, and VimpelCom.

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