A new beta of the hotly praised but seemingly dormant Pointui Windows Mobile shell project is available for download. A quick test leaves us with this tentative verdict: it's awesome.
Jason got a pretty serious boner about Pointui Home when he tested the first version early last year, and things have only gotten better. A new, skinnable UI veils most of your common Windows Mobile functions, only subjecting you to the standard interface in a few instances (most notably, texting). The system supports extensible applets, and comes with a few obvious ones: a today screen, weather, messaging and tasks. These all sit within a somewhat complex but easily navigable finger-friendly top interface, which lets you swipe through screens quickly and smoothly.