Following in the footsteps of iGoogle and their fashion designer themes, Microsoft Windows has asked five fashion designers to create themes for mobile phones which run their operating system.
Diane von Furstenberg (pictured above middle), Vera Wang (above left), Isaac Mizrahi, Rock & Republic (above right) and Ron Arad designed varying themes which Windows hope will become a must-have accessory for your mobile phones
“Smartphones are just as much a fashion statement as the clothes you wear and are quickly becoming a must-have accessory. The designer themes are just one more way that Windows phones help folks customize their device to fit their style. No other mobile platform offers this level of self-expression,” said Microsoft’s Liz Stone.
“We’re excited to team up with these designers to let people customize their mobile device to fit their personality and express their style. It’s time to cast aside your drab default wallpaper and devices theme and make this year about style, color and fun!”
The themes will be available for download from Windows Marketplace for Mobile on October 6, 2009.
Question is, in a world saturated by Apple’s iPhones and Blackberry’s, how many people have a smart phone running a Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system?