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[Concept Art] HTC HD3 running WP7 & HTC Sense 3 (2010-07-31)

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By _LeCiel_, Senior Member on 1st August 2010, 12:36 AM
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This is my second HD3 Concept. I made the first one (link) in February 2010 - back then people didn't knew much about Windows Phone 7. I thought it's going to be similar to 6.5.x and that - at some point - we'll be able to flash it on our current devices.

That's why I came up with a phone running Windows Mobile 7 and which looked like a kitchen knife (and what's with that huge weather animation?! ).

The Concept got some attention and was mentioned on several websites and blogs all over the world. That's when I learned that Google Translate has no problems translating "What an ugly phone!" from Russian and Turkish to English. Although I designed it for my graphic novel which takes place in 2015, my futuristic HD3 specifications were taken seriously so I was heavily criticized for the hardware.

Now, a few months later, I present to you my latest HD3 Concept.

Since everyone would like to see different specs I've decided to give you guys a chance of writing your own. I will update the threat with realistic specifications written by someone who knows what he/she's talking about.

As you can see, my new HD3 has two Build-in Speakers on both sides of the screen (I really liked that about my previous concept), a front facing Camera, HDMI output and a Micro-USB port. There are 6 hardware buttons (Power, Volume Up and Down and 3 WP7 buttons). You can come up with the rest.

I decided to make WP7 more customizable so I skinned it with Sense 3 (do you REALLY think HTC would release a phone without Sense? I know Microsoft claims that all WP7 devices should use Metro, but Sense is HTC's trademark). Of course you could still change the wallpaper:

Finally, before you start complaining about the hardware buttons, he's an alternative version with buttons that would give actual feedback (though I think they make the phone look ugly):

Took 15 hours to complete. Enjoy!
1st August 2010, 12:45 AM |#2  
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it looks awesome.
1st August 2010, 01:05 AM |#3  
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Looks pretty nice, good job.
1st August 2010, 01:06 AM |#4  
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Damn! Wish WP7 did look like this!
1st August 2010, 01:26 AM |#5  
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Just... Just Amazing! Need it! Well done!
1st August 2010, 02:41 AM |#6  
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Wow! awesome design! You just missed the HTC logo on top.
1st August 2010, 02:43 AM |#7  
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I was hoping someone would come through with a vision i had.

Surely yours is wayyyyyyy better than what i imagined but i said a while back

win phone 7 could look decent if it had some photoshop and glossy eyecandy icons.

Your concept just blew my mind away because it fulfilled the glossy eyecandy look but youve managed to do subtle things that i didnt even think of.

Great work. Great concept.
1st August 2010, 02:47 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by vetvito

Damn! Wish WP7 did look like this!

I second that. HTC and MS make it happen.
1st August 2010, 03:46 AM |#9  
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I'd pre-order it.
1st August 2010, 03:50 AM |#10  
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It's a bit over the boundaries of what's possible with the tiles. Also I think changing the default circle buttons is a very bad idea, as it destroys the uniform layout of the entire platform.

The design language for WP7 is not just for the home-screen, but also applications, which is important to take in consideration for a custom layout.
1st August 2010, 10:28 AM |#11  
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hmm on 1st two images there is soft keys below but on the last they look pretty hardware ...
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