Electronic Device Having Display and Surrounding Touch Sensitive Bezel for User Interface and Control

  • US 20060238517A1
  • Filed: 06/23/2006
  • Published: 10/26/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device, comprising:

  • a display positioned on the electronic device and having a perimeter;

    at least one touch sensitive surface positioned on the electronic device adjacent at least a portion of the perimeter of the display; and

    processing circuitry operatively connected to the display and to the at least one touch sensitive surface, the processing circuitry configured to;

    designate at least one area of the at least one touch sensitive surface for at least one control;

    generate at least one visual guide for the at least one control; and

    present the at least one visual guide for display at a location on the display adjacent the at least one area designated for the at least one control.

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