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Main squeeze: HTC sets May date for squeezable U phone

The company strongly hints that the edges of the upcoming phone are pressure sensitive, which would mean you could control it with a squeeze.

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HTC is putting the squeeze on a new phone.
HTC

HTC wants U in May. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is set to reveal a new phone with what looks like an intriguing new way of controlling it.

On Thursday, HTC sent an invitation for a 16 May event that will span Taipei, New York and London. The tagline reads "Squeeze for the Brilliant U", and an accompanying video shows a hand squeezing the edge of the device. That suggests the new phone will feature some kind of pressure-sensitive interface along the edge that you control by squeezing or swiping.