A video leaked out this afternoon from an unknown third party that shows how the Edge Sense feature will work on the HTC U 11. The phone is expected to be unveiled by the manufacturer tomorrow, and the video has already been removed by YouTube. However, it has been posted on another site. The video reveals some of the functions of Edge Sense, a new feature that opens some applications when the bottom sides of the unit are squeezed together. Edge Sense gives the phone’s user the ability to snap a picture by using Edge Sense like a shutter button.
Squeezing in the sides also opens …
HTC’s next flagship smartphone, the HTC U 11, will come with a brand new feature called Edge Sense – utilizing the handset’s pressure-sensitive frame/bezel. Yesterday, an official HTC Edge Sense app briefly showed up on Google Play Store, inadvertently confirming the feature’s existence.
While HTC pulled the app from Google Play, we can still see some screenshots of it.
According to reliable tipster Evan Blass, HTC’s next flagship phone will be the HTC U. It makes sense (no pun intended). If the 5.7-inch model is the HTC U Ultra, the regular flagship version is going to be the HTC U. This will be the third phone in the “U” series after taking the HTC U Play into account. Blass says that the HTC U will feature a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, and will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset.
The device will be packed with Edge Sense, which allows users to customize gestures (like swiping or pinching) along the left and right edge of …
iPhones without a doubt get the most media coverage of all the latest generation ‘smartphones’ but that doesn’t mean it’s better than the rest. This article looks at the iphone’s main competitor the Blackberry and discusses why it’s a better phone.
1. Security – The Blackberry is the most secure phone on the market and the iphone cannot compete. There have been numerous successful attempts to hack into its systems and this has caused iphone users all over the world to lose numerous files and data.
Security has never been a problem with the Blackberry and it’s used by some of the top politicians around the world including Barack Obama. This tells its own story.
2. Typing – The Blackberry benefits from a full QWERTY keyboard which makes it very easy to type at a decent rate. The iphone has a touch screen keyboard which for people with large fingers or for those who are quite clumsy makes typing very hard.
3. Network Providers – Unlike the iphone, the Blackberry is available on every network and this competition has led to downward pressure on price. The iphone is only available on a selection of networks so prices have remained high. If you get poor signal where you live on one of the only networks to do iphones you can’t really get one!
4. Picture Messages – Not a lot of people know this but iphones cannot actually send picture messages. Apple obviously deemed it unnecessary which seems like a big oversight to me. It is possible to send pictures via email but it’s impossible to send to someone who doesn’t have a smartphone.
5. Emails – The ability to send and receive emails messages on the move is one of the greats technological advancements brought to us by the smartphone. Blackberry have perfected this process and integrated email seamlessly into the phone’s menu and alerts systems. The integration between an iphone and an email account is more clunky and can be a cumbersome process.
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