HTC hinge nerds patent new clamshell design

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HTC, well known for their innovative hinged smartphones, like the various tilting sliders, twist and flip HTC Universal and even the detachable keyboard on the HTC Advantage, have done it again, applying for a patent on a new clamshell design which will make for a pretty attractive device.

Claiming the advantage of the hinge being hidden from the outside and a fetching symmetrical appearance of the resulting handset, the hinge does bring to mind kitchen cabinets rather than smartphones.

Interestingly however the design implies both sides of the device should have the same thickness, something not really useful or necessary if one side is only for the screen.  However if both sides had screens, it would make rather a lot of sense.

Are we looking at the Google Nexus Dual Screen?  Let us know below.

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