Electronic device having display and surrounding touch sensitive bezel for user interface and control

  • US 9,047,009 B2
  • Filed: 06/17/2009
  • Issued: 06/02/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of operating an electronic device, the method comprising:

  • detecting touching on a surface of the electronic device, wherein the surface includes at least a first region and a second region located adjacent to the first region, the first region including a display and the second region being free of physical buttons and including one or more touch areas;

    configuring the one or more touch areas in the second region upon detecting one of at least three different orientations of the electronic device; and

    initiating operations on the electronic device in response to the detected touching.

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