Screen Issues Reported for HTC EVO 4G and Droid Incredible Smartphones
The EVO 4G and Droid Incredible smartphones by HTC might have unresponsive screens, according to Engadget.
The phones' touch screen sensors act somewhat inconsistently, owners have reported, especially when the phone is not held in hand, or "grounded." YouTube videos show that when the EVO 4G is resting on a couch cushion, finger touches on its screen can go unnoticed.
Similar problems were demonstrated for the Droid Incredible, which is also made by HTC (Motorola also makes a Droid, and the line of smartphones are sold be Verizon). When ungrounded on a piece of styrofoam, the Droid Incredible's screen was largely unresponsive to user touches. Applying a finger to the side of the device, however, enabled it to work fine.
Of course, people are not likely to use their smartphones when they are placed on a chunk of styrofoam, but the unresponsive screen could be a problem for those trying to access their phone in a car mount, for example.
At present, there has been no word from maker HTC back to Engadget on the potential issue, and the tech site said it could not reproduce the error shown in the videos.