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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:07 AM   #34 (permalink)
hakujin
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Originally Posted by tatonka_Hero View Post
I gave you multiple likely scenarios as to why HTC didn't include a sensor.

-Buggy
-adds to cost of materials, development, and manufacture
-nowhere to put it
-drains battery
-not necessary for satisfactory operation of phone
-slipped the engineer's minds (believe me, as an engineer, I know damn well we all make mistakes lol)
-The designers could have just decided that it wasn't worth the extra time and effort to code in a proximity sensor.
-LED notification light and Light sensor were higher priority to them, thus not leaving a symmetrical spot to put another sensor

I could probably go on and on if I thought about it for a bit longer lol
Some seem more logical than others. anything is added cost of material, dev, and so on. no place in the design sounds plausible. drains battery does not. wife's moment gets better battery life than the already exceptional battery life I'm now getting on my Hero. Not necessary is an obvious thing and ultimately was the decision for obvious reasons, but that doesn't answer the root question. Last one seems convincing. Anyway, I guess we'll never know the exact reason. oh well.
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