Rumors of a bezel less phone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by tigress666, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/0...a-phone-with-no-bezel-by-the-end-of-the-year/

    So, I gotta ask, why? Cause to me it seems obvious the huge problem with this idea... where do you hold it without making accidental inputs or putting your fingers over something you want to see?

    I guess you can gingerly hold it on the sides but then you have to worry more about dropping it as you don't have near as good a grip as if you let your fingers go around it a little.
     
  2. mcman77 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess this sort of make sense since Google recently got a patent to use your phone upside down maintaining the right way round.

    You don't actually hold by touching the front of the device do you? I usually grip it from the rim/edges.

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  3. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Bezel is also there to protect the device and add structural rigidity.

    Bezel-less sounds great on paper, and looks good in mock ups but I have my concerns about a real product being designed this way.

    I just sense it being a multitouch nightmare.
     
  4. mcman77 macrumors 6502a

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    unless the software is designed to recognize the difference and we have a great number of materials still to be mass produced.

    Have you seen what sort of materials bullet proof breif cases are made out of? They are so rigid its ridiculous, they're even fire proof, shock proof etc.
     
  5. tigress666 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Your fingers still tend to wrap around a little bit (and I have tiny hands). Enough to make inputs on the screen if it is truly bezel less. Or I have to hold it daintily and I don't want to hold an expensive device that is fragile by nature gingerly.

    Also, sometimes I do like to hold it from the bottom when I'm trying to read something. And it makes it much harder to operate with one hand if you can't touch the sides of the screen at all.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G4

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    Bezel is the cleanest part of my phone from finger prints. I have absolutely no problems with my fingers wrapping around onto the screen. On a tablet that's a different story but not on an iPhone or any devices <7"
     

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