Droid DNA

It's time for another round of "What the hell is that?!?!" Ever since we brought you the first pictures of the Droid DNA weeks ago, we've been trying to explain the faint little circle to the left of the camera housing. In casual use, there's a good chance you'd never even notice it. But it's there. Actually, they're there. Sixty-one tiny pinholes in concentric circles.

So what are they? A speaker? A noise-canceling microphone?

Neither, actually.

One of the things I've always loved about HTC is that it remembers that phones sometimes are left face down. Go back to the speakerphone with its toggle button on the Touch Pro 2. Or, in the same vein, the simple feature of turning your phone face-down to silence a ringer. Little things like that that keep the phone usable when it's face-down as well as face-up.

And on the Droid DNA, HTC's answered the question of "What if I get a notification while the phone's flat on a desk?" Those little pinholes are hiding a notification light. I've only seen it flash green so far, but I'm wiling to bet some sort of hackery can be performed on it. 

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