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Thunder350 writes,

A beautiful unannounced almost bezel free HTC device has been spotted on HTC's new HTC Sense web page! Is it a future device? Or just HTC teasing us with a beautiful phone we wish we had?

Boy, oh boy, that picture there on HTC's website is gorgeous. It's reminiscent of the old Windows Mobile HD2 (which as you should know was also hacked to run Android pretty well), or maybe even that way early Google phone concept

But, alas, it's not real. HTC (probably chuckling, we imagine), tells us:

While the idea is intriguing, I can assure you that image is intended just to show off the Sense software UI without any device hardware. Sorry, it's not an indication of any future device. :)

Not yet it's not, anyway. :p

 

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From the mail bag: Did HTC just out an edge-to-edge device?

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It's good to have some bezel, at least enough for a case to latch on to. Otherwise, I'll break that within the first day of having it.

Yup, and its hard enough to keep all all your fingers and thumbs off the glass now. With no bezel, you would always be confusing the multi-touch by just holding it.

And if you look at the picture, the phone DOES have bezel. Current phones already have a thin bezel on the sides, so people are just asking that the top and bottom match the sides. We don't need bezel space for the branding or buttons anymore.

Looks good. Hopefully it turns out to be true. These huge bezels are such a waste and could get much larger screens in the current size of phones if they did this.

While pictures of edge to edge devices may look nice, there is a lack of usability that comes with such a design. Holding it will undoubtedly cause unintended touches on the edges of the screen where you are holding it. I even do this sometimes when the case isn't on my EVO 3D.

How the hell are you guys holding the phone? I hold the sides, not the screen itself. Pretty sure some innovations will occur for cases as well.

I think such a device would be awkward to use since there's not much to grab on to if you have to hold it and use it at the same time.

Really? A paper thin device? I don't see how anyone in their right mind could think this was an actual thing.

A screenshot with a border around it is now a "future phone". Okay.

There have been mockups and devices that students have put together that show its not only possible (obviously) but also depending on the materials used, strong enough to survive everyday use. Some claim that said devices could even be stronger then today's devices if you compact them together enough.

There's even organic OLED technology where it's basically a bendable paper screen!

The future is always right around the corner. And if students can do these things, surely a company could if they wanted! :)

no, they just showed screens of the new Sense UX, just the screen, they left out the phone(where the buttons are)

Damage control for the new Evo. There saying Sence 4.0 is so great, it will make you feel like your new fugly ass Evo 4g Lte is really this beautiful device. Nice try Htc.