HTC 1 is one we'd like to see

HTC 1 is one we'd like to see
Not content with the company's universally acclaimed designs, HTC dreamer Andrew Kim has re-imagined the handset as we know it.  The HTC 1 is just a concept phone, but we can assure you it would find a place in our pocket if it ever makes its way to production.  There might be a few stretches (a microbe-killing UV light, for example,) but the 1 seems plausible enough.  Inspired by clean, contemporary design Kim imagines the 1 being constructed of machined brass and glass, with an integrated kickstand and stereo speakers.  The familiar Sense UI has gotten a make over, which Kim dubs Sense Mono.  The full screen widgets are beautiful in their simplicity and seamless integration.  To be honest there are some webOS elements present such as integrated messaging, something we wouldn't mind seeing making their way over to Andorid.  Though the 1 is just a concept hopefully it gives us a glimpse into HTC's future.  Better put on some shades!  Hit the link for the full writeup.

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HTC 1 is one we'd like to see
HTC 1 is one we'd like to see
HTC 1 is one we'd like to see

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20 Comments

1. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Pretty cool concept! Tough I don't think we can imagine/predict what the phone (if still called phone) will look like into 10 years!

19. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

They'll be called pocket computers, and in fine print it'll say *Also makes phone calls* Even nowadays people would rather type to each other than talk.

2. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

I see all these new cell phones coming out. I am just waiting for the giant cell service blackouts to come. At&t is having the most blackouts now on their old system.

20. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

That's AT&T's fault. They should've seen how the popularity of the iPhone was going to effect their network traffic and then make considerable upgrades. Verizon at least puts effort in their network, that's why you don't hear of Androids clogging up their network. Also, LTE is on the horizon and unless I researched wrong LTE is capable of handling alot more cellular traffic, even more than CDMA. AT&T's problem is they use GSM which can't handle as much traffic as CDMA or LTE.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it looks like any touchscreen phone out now.. exept silver and minus the bezels on the side..

4. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

+1 @ remix. It does look like any old touchscreen out right now, but wait for it...wait for it...its SILVER! How revolutionary! Anyone see Futurama last thursday on Comedy Central? Maybe a real "eye-phone' will come out and "re-imagine the cell phone as we know it". Hacks.

6. STC

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 13, 2010

umm.. not to be a dick, but this phone doesn't resemble any phone i've seen lately.. show me a phone that has a silver top and bottom and round lighting that makes it look symmetric when u hold it horizontally. or a phone with such finish? i mean.. u already said it yourself.. silver minus the bezels on the side?? HOW DIFFERENT can a phone be, while trying to be minimalistic? i'm sorry, i just hate how everyone says oh this looks like another iPhone, oh this looks like every other phone... No.. to me, this phone does not look like other phones

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Remember the Nokia Morph project? That phone was cool and different. Thats a phone I've never forgotten and wish would come to light. http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia/research/demos/the-morph-concept

15. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

this phone looks great, definitely better than anything out there. If you don't think so you should probably hit the link and read up on the design

16. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

It simply looks like a hTC Legend without the tilted bottom... imo

5. Mark3

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 10, 2009

Seems to be a little bit fat

7. lxmndza

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Wow...iPhone 1st Gen Knock Off!!! plus front facing cam, lol.

8. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

now that a phone i hope verizon gets its about time they made a new look hehehe

9. ilia1986 unregistered

They better get flash (camera flash) on this thing. Otherwise it's beautiful. Looks a bit like WM 6.1 there at times - but it's android so it's all good. Could this be really what the N1 was supposed to be? An elegant flagship device with a completely new version of Android?

10. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

oh man every time a new model with a touch screen concept or not gets it's time to shine there is someone that will compare it with a iphone. saying it's a iphone clone, really? does this look like a iphone? just because it has a touchscreen + one hardware button/track-pad. Sorry people it gets a bit lame now.

11. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

HTC should build it and sell it in USA now I cannot wait to see it in store with Android.

12. surethom

Posts: 1576; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Duel Led or Xenon Flash or fail. Other wise a very nice phone

14. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 2010

The phone will now be called..."The Comms device"

17. Cookie Monster

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 13, 2010

I don't think simplicity is the right move for HTC. This is what NOKIA should have come out with with. Something more complex with an HTC-unique design would have been more appropriate. Hmmm HTC 1? Is that the best name they could think of? What would you call it? What camera does it have? It looks abit like a TV...

18. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

Lol..att's "old" system can't be that if it's always expanding...geez:..I'm still waiting for vzw+ LTE to showup final

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