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WVGA GTX Phone Canvas Available
Lately on XDA, the Windows Mobile side of the forum seems dominated by all things GTX, and for good reason. This is by far one of the most popular themes ever to have graced the Windows Mobile platform and owners of WVGA devices can now enjoy the unique GTX look while making a call.
cymlxgo has recently created a phone canvas skin that matches the grey-on-white style of the original GTX Sense 2.5 theme. It replaces the traditional colours of the buttons found on the Manila-integrated dialer only – not the standard Windows Mobile canvas with rounded buttons – although most custom ROMs will already be using such a dialer.
At present, WVGA is the only resolution available, although this should satisfy owners of devices such as the Touch Pro2, Touch Diamond2, Touch HD and HD2 which have a suitably sized screen.
Check out this post to try it for yourself.
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