In case there is still debate or question, of whether the physical buttons may be removed from Ice Cream based devices when they start to arrive, perhaps this leak tells us something now.
You could take away buttons and add more screen real estate, which to some people, wouldn’t make sense because a larger screen is much more expensive than putting in a few buttons. Therefore, from a manufacturing standpoint, it’s either take away the buttons and just have a smaller device, or keep the buttons and have a slightly larger device. We’ll see what they choose, but the leaked photo seems to have me believing that Ice Cream will be bringing devices with full frontal displays. With tablets beginning to flood the market, larger screens seem to be the way things are headed. What are your thoughts on this approach? Do you think this is the long awaited, rumored Nexus 3?
Some vague details are as follows:
• Appears to be designed and manufactured by HTC
• No front buttons
• Front facing camera
• CDMA HSPA+ 3G (assumed to be a world roaming model for Sprint or Universal for multiple carriers)