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  • The phone's homescreen is comprised of colorful, square tiles representing apps, contacts, and other tools.

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  • Whether Apple would put those widgets on the homescreen is another matter entirely.


  • The homescreen is a visual Facebook feed for clicking through friends' updates, pictures, videos and web pages. Top Stories

  • The homescreen is a "lifestream" that users can respond to with a swipe or a pinch.

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  • And so gone from the homescreen is the Start Menu and shortcuts; WinMo 7 instead uses Live Tiles.

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  • The Xbox LIVE action is available via a hub on the phone's homescreen, which is animated by the user's avatar.


  • Included widgets are WeatherBug, Twitter, Facebook, Clock and Finance, though you can only choose to display one at a time on the homescreen, which is silly on S60 5th Edition devices and leaves the screen almost empty.

  • The homescreen is a mix of Windows Mobile's Today screen and a more traditional application shortcut list ala BlackBerry.


  • TouchWiz is the generic name that Samsung applies to a 'widget-based' homescreen, which is used across a broad portfolio of devices.

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  • For many consumers, the homescreen will be the primary point from which they interact with the N97.

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