Regina 3D Launcher, A Worthy Alternative To The Expensive SPB Shell 3D? (Video)

Last week we ran a post on a popular but highly expensive app, SPB Shell 3D.  If you’ll recall, that bad boy was going for $15 bucks on the Android Market and most users were unable to justify that in the face of a 15 min return policy.  So, without further ado, we’d like to take the time to introduce an app that you should definitely give a gander, it’s called Regina 3D Launcher.  The app is not as streamlined as SPB’s shell, but it’s definitely worth a go, especially for the cost, which just so happens to be free.  If you’re willing, there are several apps that you can download which compliment the launcher.  There are four particular add-ons, a to-do list widget, a weather add-on for the clock widget, a weather server app that supports functionality for the weather widget along with the default theme as well as several wallpapers.  Regina 3D comes with several of its own optimized widgets too, such as a calendar and an agenda app, a clock with cool graphics, missed calls and text messages and finally a task/memory manager.  Overall, you can’t pass on something that is both descent and free, so check it out.  Hit the break for more pics and to check out the video demo.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

About the Author: Joe Sirianni

Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.

  • curse

    this looks sweet… (goes to market to test)

  • AndroTux

    I tried both but the Regina Launcher isn’t something other than the launcher pro with transisting effects.
    The animations of the spb-shell are just awesome..

  • Joseph

    This isn’t bad at all. I love it b/c you can customize each screen with its own wallpaper. So basically you can group apps (like social apps, or map apps) onto one screen and make the wallpaper relate to those apps. The rotation isnt quite as nice as the SPB Shell, but its still 3D. Also, theres hidden screens you can add as well to each corner.

  • I must admit, I’d forego some ADWLauncher time to play around with this! It looks SWEET! Hopefully, my more agile (and overclocked) HTC HD2 will be able to perform more smoothly than the phone in this video. But it wasn’t doing too bad either!

  • Nice

    Tried Regina a few days ago, it is awesome, the cool 3d animation blows me away! Must TRY!