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TSF Shell, the TAT Home-based app launcher, lands in Android Market

February 29, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

Lifestyle

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TSF Shell – the heavily-animated, graphically bold, and eye-catching home screen replacement app that appeared in a demo video a short time ago – is now in the Android Market. Not surprisingly, this stylish app launcher comes at a price. What is surprising is that the price is $16.80 USD.

I just thought I’d throw that out there before you got excited and ran away for what’s instantly become the most expensive launcher in the Android Market. But for those of you who survive the sticker shock, you’ll get a number of widgets, animations, and gestures that look like it will offer a truly unique experience. I’ll let you decide the worth of that experience.

TSF Shell is clearly built upon the old concepts and work first shown by The Astonishing Tribe, a company that was acquired by RIM and then abandoned its work with non BlackBerry/QNX projects. TAT had originally planned to introduce its UI through OEM’s, hoping to sell the launcher to an Android phone maker who would then offer it for free to people who purchased their phones. However, TSF has chosen a direct-to-consumer approach and released it to the Android Market.

Android 2.1 or higher is required to use TSF Shell. Head to the Android Market to download the app and give it a go. You’ll then need to browse the company’s Market page in order to get the associated widgets. Here’s another look at the demo video so you can get an idea of how the app works.

via Droid-LifeThanks, Uri!

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