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[Rant] Hey HTC, How About a New Design?

Authored by: Steven Blum — Sep 16, 2011

Being in the Android news biz means you have to write about new phones, especially after leaked photos emerge. But what if said leaked photos are of the same boring design. Is that still news? Does anyone care if a picture of HTC's new Vigor phone was released if it looks the exact same as HTC's Sensation, which also looks pretty damn similar to the upcoming Rhyme and Bass phones?

This was the photo that really got my blood boiling:


This? I'm supposed to write about this? This phone looks exactly like the HTC Sensation. Exactly:

The insides are different, I know. The Vigor will come packing with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which is faster than the Sensation's 1.2 GHz processor, and it'll have a 1280x720 resolution, which outclassses the Sensation's 960x540 resolution.

As a jumping off point, I understand the need to include this picture. But damn, if I see another "leak" that looks the same as an old phone, I'm going to throw a cat out of my window*.

Hey HTC, how about hiring a new designer? Just an idea.

*=Just kidding, I would never do that to a cat. I'm not a monster.


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Source: Android and Me

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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  • Jeremiah Sep 19, 2011 Link to comment

    Maybe there also afraid of being sued over the look of their phone. As any design they come up with could possibly be considered I-phonish.

  • Zhu Lee Sep 17, 2011 Link to comment

    they find a good design and stick to it with periodic tweaks

  • Maybe they attempt to make their phones recognizable, a bit like car manufacturers and other vendors.

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