HTC Bringing Customizable Visual Bookmarks to Sense?
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.