LG Arena KM900 Combines iPhone-Inspired Interface With Touch-Based 3D Cube

We teased the LG KM900 about unabashedly copying the iPhone earlier this month, but maybe we should scale that back a bit. New info leads me to believe the interface is more SUSE than Apple.

Sure, those incredibly similar menu icons are still there at the bottom, but that spinning cube is more Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop than iPhone. Novell's been spinning their Linux desktop OS like a cube-shaped top for years, and this S-Class cube interface from LG reminded me of it today.

Says LG of their cube:

A cube-based layout provides four customisable home screens for direct access to all features. Music, movies, pictures and more are within reach, thanks to intuitive, touch-based 3D menus. The rich 3D graphics give S-Class a life-like look that makes it natural and easy to navigate.

Of course, that spinning, natural and "easy to navigate" 3D cube might not perform quite that way when the phone is loaded up with apps, music and other memory-hogging info, but we'll know for sure when this guy officially launches at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 16.

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