What is the Contour Display on the Nexus S?

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On of the main selling points of the Nexus S is its “Contour” display. Google and Samsung claims that the Nexus S is the first device to have such a display, and they’re right: think back to any phone you’ve ever owned and you’ll recall that the touchscreen was flat.

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What advantages can be had when your smartphone screen is more shallow in the center than it is at the top of bottom? First, it feels better against your face. Our faces are curved, and holding a flat slab to it isn’t terribly comfortable. The curvature of the glass will hug the curvature of your cheek thus allowing you to more quickly get cancer from cell phone radiation since you’ll be holding the phone even closer to your head than you do now.

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Second, the contour screen, coupled with a nicely placed ridge on the back of the phone, is going to make for a super comfortable typing experience. Your fingers will be able to rest at a more comfortable vertical distance since the keyboard will display where the contoured screen begins to dip. The ridge on the back will provide a secure resting space for your index and middle fingers.

Third, curved glass is unusual and interesting, which is going to make the Nexus S a lust-worthy device. Phones nowadays all look the same, but the Nexus S, from the across the room, isn’t going to look like your father’s Droid X.

Source: Google

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About The Author
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.