A Microsoft spinoff plans to release an open beta of a new mobile browsing user interface in mid-December.
ZenZui, the Seattle spinoff, was also set to announce on Tuesday it is changing its name to Zumobi.
Zumobi is offering a piece of software, currently only compatible with Windows Mobile phones, that works in connection with a back-end server and is designed to make mobile Internet use easier. The user interface is made up of 16 tiles on which users can easily zoom in and out. Each tile represents a Web page.
Zumobi’s back-end servers are constantly updating the Web sites on the phone, so a user doesn’t have to wait for the site to load after they click the tile. Users determine what site appears in each tile, and they can send tiles to each other.
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