Originally Posted by tatonka_Hero
Perhaps because the screen shuts off after a little bit while you're on a call? No real need for a proximity sensor if you don't rub the phone against your face lol
Your brash singular application of a proximity sensor is quite amusing. Ever try those fancy new 20th century inventions called automated telephone systems? It would be a heck of a lot easier to move the phone away from one's head and it come on w/ the keypad right there, instead of fumbling for the menu button, then for the keypad button which is precariously close to the cancel button. Another example would be those like me that have their Google Voice set to screening on; can't tell you how many phone calls I've missed because by the time I answer the phone, I wasn't quick enough to dial 1 before the other party hung up. A proximity sensor would help mitigate that.