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Widget

A generic term for any product, especially a manufactured product. It is used in text books and academic papers to provide an example without using specifics.
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Alan Bernstein, Vertifi president, said in a statement, "The widget lives on the home screen of the device, alongside other widgets the user might install for seeing the time, weather, news, sports scores, or any other timely information.
Dubai and Canada-based software developer, ZeroWire Labs, has launched Sports Vibe, a sports application for BlackBerry smartphones, designed to update users' home screens with information about their favourite sports teams.
These interface modifications are an attempt by Windows to change the home screen which has not been altered since Windows 95 had been released in 1995, Thurrott told the CNN.
Any retweets you make are added to your home screen as well, a nod to feedback RIM received during its testing period.
With one touch on their home screen, iPhone users can pull up key features of the General Assembly's home page, such as bill summaries and status and how each lawmaker voted.
The Nimbuzz application takes advantage of Android capabilities with home-screen notifications that alert the user on the home screen of activities such as incoming chats while the application runs in the background, as well as a time-sensitive user interface option that detects how long the user presses on a contact in the buddy list.
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The Nokia N97, which is reportedly Nokia's first device to feature a personalisable home screen, can be customized with a range of widgets which bring live information directly to the device.
Nokia's flagship mobile computer, the N97 features a tilting 3.5" touch display, QWERTY keyboard, customizable home screen and instant access to all Ovi services -- music, maps, games, media and applications.
Mapping and routing functions are easier than ever before, while modes can be switched merely by touching the mode indicator at the top of the home screen. View shaded digital elevation (relief) maps on the bright 3.5-inch touchscreen.
From Open Air Cinema comes a new product - a 16 ft by 9 ft Open Air Home Screen. This giant, inflatable movie screen is the largest screen available for home use and can convert a backyard into a movie theater.
Navigation properties, online screens with current titration information, and the user-specific home screen with shortcut buttons provide ease of use and security.