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When It Comes To Smartphones, Is Transparent The New Black?

Taiwanese company Polytron Technologies has unveiled what they’re calling the “world’s first transparent cellphone”. At the moment it’s just a prototype, but the company hopes it’ll hit the market by the end of 2013. As you can see, it’s not fully transparent, as many components are not see-through at all. As a matter of fact, we’re not sure about any of the details concerning this potential phone, and we’re just talking about it to raise the topic of whether there’s any benefit in pursuing transparency in cellphone design. What’s to be gained, other the gee-whiz factor? All else being equal, would you guys buy a phone just because it’s transparent?

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  • Frank

    No. No I wouldn’t. Imagine what a pain it would be to find on certain surfaces and it looks like it would get super visible fingerprints everywhere. Besides, most people would get a case for it (for protection) rendering the transparency pretty pointless.