Nokia today released a beta version of its Bubbles app for Symbian, a fun UI that gives you a quick access to your apps on a smartphone. Here is more info and a demo video of Nokia Bubbles:
Bubbles appears when you press the "Apps" key while your device is in sleep mode (instead of the black screen with clock and unlock button). Simply grab a bubble and drag it to one of the available drop points to initiate the corresponding action.
Bubbles can also be used to pass the time by "throwing" bubbles and watching them bounce back and forth around the screen.
Currently there are bubbles available for the following actions:
Unlock the phone View new messages View/Respond to missed calls Control the music player Control the FM radio Change profile (profile timing also supported) Call/Message your three best friends Activate the backlight to use as a flashlight Change the background of the Bubbles screen NEW Set which bubbles are active Display when battery needs charging Display statistics about bubble speed and distance (just for fun)
Compatibility Nokia Bubbles has been verified on latest S^3 versions with phone models N8-00 and E7-00 and is known to work with Qt version 4.7.3. Incompatibilities with Ovi Store have been fixed.