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[Concept] Windows Phone 7 Chrome HD

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By paperclips, Senior Member on 10th August 2010, 09:57 AM
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http://www.1800pocketpc.com/2010/08/...e-concept.html

http://www.techit.in/windows-phone-7...ition-concept/

Windows Phone 7 is shaping up to be my future platform for development but that doesn't mean I think it's perfect. Many people believe that METRO UI is too flat and while I disagree, it would be nice to have some more variety out there. With this concept, I shaped a more Chrome version of METRO UI featuring gradients, shadows, etc. This is a concept only as I have not contacted, nor heard from any manufacturers. If I decide to contact anyone, most likely ASUS, LG, or Toshiba, I will let everyone know. Name for this concept is Chrome HD for its HD resolution, camera, and HDMI output. Black version update coming later today.


Chrome HD by PAP3RCLIPS, on Flickr


Black Version (30 Second alteration.)


Black WP7 by PAP3RCLIPS, on Flickr

FAQ:

Q: What is the frame made out of?
A: Most of the phone would be made out of brushed metal.

Q: What is that blue shining light?
A: That is a notification light.

Q: What is that metal strap on the back of the phone?
A: A Kickstand

Q: What is the black hole on the back of the device?
A: Another microphone for noise cancellation.

Q: What are the holes on the bottom of the device?
A: HDMI and mini USB.

Q: What is the button near the bottom on the right side of the device?
A: That is a camera button.

Q: What was your inspiration for this concept?
A: A combination of the new Asus Windows Phone, the Nexus One, Zune HD, and the iPhone 4. Camera is based on some found in the Nokia N series.

Q: Are those physical and capacitive buttons?
A: No, the glyphs are there for indications of what each button above it does. Styling was based off of Zune HD and Xperia X10's buttons.

Q: What's with the unnecessarily high resolution?
A: It's pretty much just to match the iPhone Retina display. I was under the impression that you could go beyond the minimum hardware requirements with anything.

Q: Where is the power button?
A: On the left side above the volume buttons.
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10th August 2010, 10:34 AM |#2  
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Thanks for this!
It looks really nice
10th August 2010, 10:58 AM |#3  
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Done quite well.

I like that your changes are more subtle than the other design we have seen here.
10th August 2010, 10:59 AM |#4  
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Thumbs up Somptuous!
Finally someone who understand WP7 philosophy!
Excellent work paperclips, your device is really somptuous.

10th August 2010, 05:18 PM |#5  
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This looks like an iPhone-esque clone with WP7 on it to me... meh.
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Originally Posted by paperclips

Kind of got inspired with the Sense 3 render to do my own. This is actually my first try at a phone render since I'm mostly just a designer for web and advertisements but I think it came out pretty decent. This is not only a hardware concept, but a WP7 OS redesign. Check out the "would be" specs under the original concept.


Windows Phone by PAP3RCLIPS, on Flickr

Black Version (30 Second alteration.)


Black WP7 by PAP3RCLIPS, on Flickr

FAQ:

Q: What is the frame made out of?
A: Most of the phone would be made out of brushed metal.

Q: What is that blue shining light?
A: That is a notification light.

Q: What is that metal strap on the back of the phone?
A: A Kickstand

Q: What is the black hole on the back of the device?
A: Another microphone for noise cancellation.

Q: What are the holes on the bottom of the device?
A: HDMI and mini USB.

Q: What is the button near the bottom on the right side of the device?
A: That is a camera button.

Q: What was your inspiration for this concept?
A: A combination of the new Asus Windows Phone, the Nexus One, Zune HD, and the iPhone 4. Camera is based on some found in the Nokia N series.



Okay I know its a concept and such, however I would like to critique your work if i may not too many points but just a few observations I saw whilst looking at the design.


1) You used capacitive buttons (not a problem most, lots of phones have them however you will also find most people prefer real buttons as opposed to the capacitive type. (though you did leave a bezel /dead point where it would be harder to accidently touch the capacitive buttons)


2) The screen on the device is edge to edge, though this looks fantastic you will find it is very hard to a) implement this in real life; screens needs a small 'perimeter', b) as the phone is small and sleek most peoples 'man hands' would dwarf the phone (not a problem) but becomes a problem when your holding the phone and also activating elements on the capacitive touch screen with your abductor pollicis bravis muscle, hence why on most phone you will see normally a 1mm perimeter around the phone screen.

3) for the same reason the camera button needs to be a few mm higher too, if you grip it tightly you will also be activating the camera, remember this is a WP7, where the camera can be activated even in standby.

4) I dont understand the reason why you have taken the speaker so high up on the bezel, in your design your have the screen, then your have a small space where the LED is and then you have the bezel, other than a space constraint why would you take the speaker so high up? it should be in line with the LED.

5) the volume buttons also i believe are a bit small, think how small your phone is and then compare this to your buttons; they are minuscule and need to be larger. Last thing you want to be doing whilst on a call is looking for buttons for volume control


Anyways there are a few more gripes but otherwise its a fantastic design and cant imagine the effort it must have took to produce it, well done!
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cant imagine the effort it must have took to produce it, well done!

Which brings me to the question that bugs me: why do people do these things?
10th August 2010, 08:58 PM |#8  
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Thanks for your advice, I'll try to answer theses qualms for the most part and implement them while I'm at home.

1. Yah, I thought about that. I'm still thinking of what kind of buttons would look nice enough to not ruin the design.

2. This was purely for aesthetics as you noticed. I'll add a strip of metal to the side when I'm home later.

3. Will work on this.

4. Speaker alignment is something I got off my Droid incredible. I might change up the margins a bit later.

5. True, this will be an easy fix when I get home.

I'll include a few more minor updates on the concept later today. Thanks for the advice.

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Okay I know its a concept and such, however I would like to critique your work if i may not too many points but just a few observations I saw whilst looking at the design.


1) You used capacitive buttons (not a problem most, lots of phones have them however you will also find most people prefer real buttons as opposed to the capacitive type. (though you did leave a bezel /dead point where it would be harder to accidently touch the capacitive buttons)


2) The screen on the device is edge to edge, though this looks fantastic you will find it is very hard to a) implement this in real life; screens needs a small 'perimeter', b) as the phone is small and sleek most peoples 'man hands' would dwarf the phone (not a problem) but becomes a problem when your holding the phone and also activating elements on the capacitive touch screen with your abductor pollicis bravis muscle, hence why on most phone you will see normally a 1mm perimeter around the phone screen.

3) for the same reason the camera button needs to be a few mm higher too, if you grip it tightly you will also be activating the camera, remember this is a WP7, where the camera can be activated even in standby.

4) I dont understand the reason why you have taken the speaker so high up on the bezel, in your design your have the screen, then your have a small space where the LED is and then you have the bezel, other than a space constraint why would you take the speaker so high up? it should be in line with the LED.

5) the volume buttons also i believe are a bit small, think how small your phone is and then compare this to your buttons; they are minuscule and need to be larger. Last thing you want to be doing whilst on a call is looking for buttons for volume control


Anyways there are a few more gripes but otherwise its a fantastic design and cant imagine the effort it must have took to produce it, well done!

Really? I thought of all my inspirations, that was the one it looked the least like.


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This looks like an iPhone-esque clone with WP7 on it to me... meh.

I do it for the same reason I do most of my art. Which is to get my ideas down on paper/computer. I always wanted to design hardware and thought I might as well give it a shot while I'm off.


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Which brings me to the question that bugs me: why do people do these things?

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Updated with physical buttons, smaller top, bigger volume buttons, repositioned camera button, new flash image, and increased the width.
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Looks sexy, I would buy it

I didn't see the first one but I'm sure it looked almost as nice.
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Looks sexy, I would buy it

I didn't see the first one but I'm sure it looked almost as nice.

Here's a link if you want to see it: http://pap3rclips.deviantart.com/#/d2w11za

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