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Preview: Celltop

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Jan 18, 2007, 9:57 AM   by Eric Lin

A video tour of the new Celltop home screen info service for Alltel.

Alltel is launching a new widget platform, called Celltop. It gives users quick access to stock prices, sports scores and weather as well as phone-based information like recent calls and ringtones. Alltel expects to offer additional widgets that should expand the functionality of this platform as time goes on. It is available as a free download for certain handsets today and should ship on all new handsets by the end of the year.

You can see how Celltop works here:

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Jan 23, 2007, 3:25 PM


This is so much better than the terrible verizon v cast menu, and now that verizon is going to allow advertisers to stalk your phone, alltel is making all the right moves
Absolutely. Have you been to http://www.mycelltop.com/ Really useful first set of cells and the $10 data plan makes sense. Intuitive UI and simple plan... and will be offered on inexpensive phones as well. Seems like they got it all right
Couldn't agree more. Intuitive and simple to use. Am happy to pay the $10 for features/services I need and can access easily
Agreed. I like the fact that they are making Celltop available across a spectrum of handset price points.

Jan 18, 2007, 4:28 PM

sweet narrator

that guy cant talk
that guy is me.
dude you are in trouble now, they are gonna ban you forever...but they should have already banned you for that stupid fkcuing nickname IMHO...

Jan 18, 2007, 4:51 PM

Alltel's Celltop is an Innovative leap in cellphone UI

Alltel is definitely high on top of making the UI more user-friendly with a highly customizable "widget-like" experience in Celltop. Not only do I think Celltop effectively addresses quite a few of the major issues/problems, but, Celltop seems to be positioned to make your cellphone easier-to-use, more useful and affordable too -through Alltel's very inexpensive "all you can eat" data plan. Another big plus with Celltop - its not exclusive to a high end $500 device. Alltel may have intentionally launched Celltop with the Samsung U520, a lower end/full featured device (about $50 retail). The rest of the Alltel phones will soon include Celltop. Celltop could very well be THE mobile UI for the masses vs. exclusive devices with VIP "digerati app...
celltop was actually a phone UI, but all it is is one application. yes you can reach a *few* phone functions through it, but once you do, then you're back the regular phone UI. when alltel completely redefines their phone ui and then integrates someth...
Finally innovation in a mobile device for the rest of us. The phone is affordable, the 10 bucks a month flat fee will take the drama out opening the phone bill each month. I don't know about you but it is a rare month that I don't get minute overage c...
"UI for the masses" ... Point well taken. This is more than just a step in the right direction... This is the right direction. The single price data plan is also on target. I want simplicity at every level. Not complexity. This way I know that I pay $...

Jan 21, 2007, 3:02 PM


I can hear you press the buttons but the selection not respond for a split second. Is this true or just how the video is dubbed?

I really don't see how this is any different than Sprint's on demand application.
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