Blackberry Shows Off The Sillier Side of the Playbook Tablet

After acquiring the design firm The Astonish Tribe last year, RIM finally has something to show for it in the form of these scrapbooking and weather apps for the Playbook tablet. They're simple, but also extremely polished and intuitive, taking full advantage of the tablet hardware. Hopefully this is a good sign for… » 2/18/11 2:40am 2/18/11 2:40am

How BlackBerry Could Benefit From a Swedish Redesign

Research in Motion announced this morning that it acquired Swedish interface design firm TAT, whose initials stand for The Astonishing Tribe. That could make future BlackBerry phones—not to mention the upcoming Playbook tablet—a whole lot more exciting. » 12/02/10 4:40pm 12/02/10 4:40pm

RIM Acquires Interface Wizards The Astonishing Tribe

Well isn't this interesting. Today, RIM announced its acquisition of The Astonishing Tribe, the interface gurus who helped shape Android's look in its early stages. Yup, the BlackBerrys of the future just got a whole lot prettier. » 12/02/10 10:34am 12/02/10 10:34am

Watch Fujitsu's Dual Touchscreen Transformer Phone In Action

Click to viewOver at CEATEC, Fujitsu's showing off a snazzy dual touchscreen smartphone with a hinge that allows it to stack vertically or horizontally. And the most exciting part? They've let UI-wizards The Astonishing Tribe loose to make the software. Watch. » 10/06/10 2:49pm 10/06/10 2:49pm

The Future of Screens, Circa 2014

The ever-impressive Swedish interface gurus The Astonishing Tribe just posted a new video envisioning what kinds of screens we'll be using in the year 2014. They stretch fluidly and share seamlessly, and I want to use them right now. » 9/01/10 12:20pm 9/01/10 12:20pm

A More Awesome (But Maybe Creepier!) Way to Facebook Friend That Girl…

The Astonishing Tribe's latest demo is Recognizr, an app that blends Polar Rose's face recognition tech with augmented reality and social networking—point your phone's camera at somebody's face, and their contact info and social networks will magically appear. » 2/23/10 1:40pm 2/23/10 1:40pm

If Android Was Born Today, This Is What It Would Look Like

The Astonishing Tribe, the design firm that more or less defined the look and feel of Android the first time around, has built an entirely new homescreen interface for the OS, in 3D. It's alternately beautiful, gratuitous and bizarre. » 2/15/10 12:18pm 2/15/10 12:18pm

TAT's Beautiful 3D Interface Makes Your Smartphone Look Primitive

An interface concept doesn't have to be practical to be interesting, or to make current software seem dated and flat. Exhibit A: Swedish designinstitut* The Astonishing Tribe's newest cellphone interface, which is rendered in glorious 3D, and might be brilliant. » 9/18/09 9:40am 9/18/09 9:40am

3D Eyetracking Cellphone Interface Is, Like, Deep, Man

The Astonishing Tribe has posted another eye-candy cellphone UI demo for the world to ogle at. Unlike their last endeavor, though, this one might have a future on our phones. At least, I hope so. » 2/24/09 7:14am 2/24/09 7:14am

Android's Interface Designers Show Us How It Could Have Looked

The Astonishing Tribe, the interface wunderkinds that designed the G1's Android UI, have released a series of images and videos » 10/22/08 5:21am 10/22/08 5:21am showing off a few other mobile design concepts — some that clearly didn't make the Android cut, and others that were probably never intended to. These mockups could be penance for the actual…