Saturday, September 01, 2012

Motorola to launch an edge-to-edge display smartphone (update: not really edge-to-edge)

Bezelles Motorola

The new phone from Motorola Mobility to be unveiled next month is said to feature and edge-to-edge display, according to a report appeared in Bloomberg. The phone, which is expected to go on sale later this year, will run a version of Android.

The model also would be one of the first full-screen phones in the U.S., meaning it uses the entire front of the device as a display. The approach maximizes the screen viewing space by eliminating the black frames or bezels around the display.

Motorola Mobility is counting on new features to help stand out from an increasingly competition from Apple -who is about to introduce a redesigned iPhone on Sept. 12- and Nokia, planning to unveil its first phones running Microsoft Windows 8 on Sept. 5.

The new phone will run Android and is expected to take advantage of the network speeds offered by Verizon’s LTE technology. Verizon has the largest U.S. network running LTE, or long-term evolution.

Update: Sep. 5, 2012 - Today Motorola Mobility has introduced its new RAZR smartphones, and while they have a thinner bezel, we can hardly say the display is edge-to-edge (although Motorola said so). Nevetherless, the new layout is very welcomed.

Source: Bloomberg (news), ARM KL1 Concept Phone (photo)