HTC Bringing Customizable Visual Bookmarks to Sense?

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Looking through filings at the US Patent and Trademark office, we came across an interesting application made by HTC. It looks like HTC is trying to patent a new feature for an upcoming version of Sense (presumably) which will allow you to specify the thumbnail for a shortcut to a web page. The official title is “Method and system for saving internet bookmark”, dated April 15 2010. Currently in Sense, if you use the Bookmarks widget, you don’t have a choice of how the little website preview appears. Sometimes you’ll get an inappropriate part of the site, like some random text, instead of a segment that properly describes the contents of the site, like a logo. This function could be used either in the bookmark section of the site, or within the widgets used for the home screens.

Source: USPTO

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.