HTC to release widgets for non-HTC devices?

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by Mike
Posted December 17th, 2009 at 9:45 am

After my colorful rant voicing my displeasure for HTC’s move to C&D LevelupStudios and their “Beautiful Widgets” which mimicked the Sense UI widgets, I was mad, sad, and frustrated. But a few obscure, hidden gems on AndroLib highlighted by one eagle-eyed Phandroid commenter digs up some dirt that could very well make me eat my words.

The three test applications in the picture above show nothing more than a “test” application put forth by HTC themselves. Awesome, what’s the significance? The HHHTest app in particular was given a deeper glance by that eagle-eyed commenter and was found to house the following verbiage:

com.htc.rosiewidgets.sample

On the surface it doesn’t look like much. But if you recall waaaaaay back in June, prior to the Sense UI release, Sense UI was actually called by it’s internal code name — “Rosie”. So “Rosie Widgets” as highlighted in the sample HHHTest widget would lead a cognitive mind to speculate that HTC is close to pushing out HTC widgets for non-HTC devices. Consider me intrigued and excited.

If a price tag is attached, hopefully it’s not something too absurd like $4.99 for the popular weather + flipclock combo. Although, even with Beautiful Widgets last version — weather animations and other refinements — it wasn’t quite as good as HTC’s variant. Perhaps $2.99 or $3.99 would be a better approach.

Oh HTC, you sure do toy with my emotions…

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