Yes, this is an Apple forum, but Sony has just introduced their new phone, tablet, and music player with one feature I found very interesting. A Transparent element near the bottom of the screens that changes color. I can only assume that they are using this to give visual notification for emails, tweets, rss feeds, or whatever. Something like this will be very useful for the hearing impared or when you need to have your phone in silent mode, but are waiting on an urgent email. See images here: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-57385408-78/sony-shows-off-stylish-new-xperia-p-and-u/?tag=cnetRiver http://semcblog.com/images/Xperia_U_1.jpg Too bad Apple didn't come up with something like this.