HTC Droid DNA Has A Notification Light Surprise

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Here at Pocketnow, we are seriously enamored with the idea of notification LEDs on our smartphones. If they’re not your bag, you can ignore or disable them with little consequence, but if you’re anything like us, they’re definitely something you look for when shopping for a new phone. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to know just which models support the feature, especially when manufacturers don’t make a point to emphasize its presence. That’s the sort of situation we’re finding ourselves in today, upon the discovery of an unusual (and seriously underhyped) rear notification light on the new HTC Droid DNA.

Just to left of the DNA’s rear camera, you can just barely make out a little surface anomaly in the phone’s construction. Up close, you’ll see dozens of tiny pinholes poked through the phone’s rear shell. Underneath, they conceal a rear-mounted notification LED.

It’s such a simple idea, we’re left wondering why we haven’t seen this sort of thing all over the place by now; if a phone’s only notification light is up front, it’s made useless any time you inadvertently lay your handset face-down. This may only be one small component of the Droid DNA’s overall design, but it speaks volumes to the amount of attention HTC put into designing the smartphone.

Source: Android Central

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!