HTC applying for a patent that involves a new hinge design

HTC applying for a patent that involves a new hinge design
There's no hiding that HTC is an innovator in hardware designs, but their designers will need to create something vastly different now they're on-board with Windows Phone 7 Series and continue to mingle with other Android handset manufacturers. They've applied for a new patent that involves an interesting new clam shell design that hides away the hinges from the outside of the phone – which ultimately would make for a cleaner looking appearance. The two pieces being held together by the hinge in the drawing looks to be similar in size which could indicate that they are both touchscreens – undoubtedly it would make for some interesting concepts. This could make for some compelling hardware designs for any of the platforms they'll be supporting and goes to show the innovative ideas up their sleeves. When it comes down to it, you can always rely on the Taiwan based company to conjure up something truly unique that'll turn heads no matter what they put out.

via wmpoweruser



1. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010


4. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Lawsuit or not... HTC has always been innovating and will continue to kick ass. HTC anything... SOLD!

2. gebus23

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

sweet. it looks like it will have the ability to flip both ways on the same hinge and still be flush

3. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009


5. electro.livin

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 15, 2010

looks like a nintendo DS

6. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Bet you this is the courier!

7. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

ATT Back Flip wanna

10. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Mehhhh, I don't think any phone would want to be the ATT Backflip lol

11. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Well they need to come up with there own design if that's the case

8. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

The Front Flip eh?

9. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Good for HTC to try to patent it early!

12. HellcatM

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

HTC could also make a dual screen tablet with this. I like this, it'll make phones...and tablets...look cleaner. Great job HTC!


Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Its like the generic backflip but maybe called the Front-flip?? Like the Droid and droid eris.

14. NooSingSong unregistered

So the flip. Great design.. but how long does it lasting.? There are few issue about the hinge now.. The hinge is something like loosing grip.. Now I just wondering what HTC will do about this? I am currently one of the user of G2 and luckily i dont have this problem yet.. but please provide me a solution on how to fix this issue before it happen to me...

15. tekk dog unregistered

i wonder if the hinge is repairable/replaceable. or if the model is a repair model phone

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