1. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    Here's the "you're kidding me, right?" question of the day: What is that little "hole", or sensor, next to the LED on the front of the 9930? A light sensor? Or Big Red's hidden cam to conduct secret surveillance functions??
    09-07-11 07:22 AM
  2. Mamaluka's Avatar
    Proximity sensor - shuts off screen so you don't click stuff with your cheeks as you munch peanuts or somethin

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    09-07-11 07:24 AM
  3. chaseh140's Avatar
    Proximity sensor.
    09-07-11 07:25 AM
  4. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    Gotchya. So essentially it shuts off the touch screen while on a telephone call if it senses it's close to your face. Cool. Obviously I've never owned a touch-screen device before.
    09-07-11 07:36 AM
  5. Ben1232's Avatar
    Proximity sensor. I guess
    09-07-11 08:13 AM
  6. MRM993's Avatar
    dont have this one on my 9900 :-/
    09-07-11 10:02 AM
  7. NursingNinja's Avatar
    dont have this one on my 9900 :-/
    Yes you do. You probably thought at first it was the front facing camera at first.
    09-07-11 10:19 AM
  8. MRM993's Avatar
    than you will may be able to show me on the image, i have just taken with PB where do i find such thing (rubbish quality but shall do the job)



    thanks
    Martin
    Last edited by MRM993; 09-07-11 at 10:40 AM.
    09-07-11 10:38 AM
  9. wh01sl1k360d's Avatar
    I noticed this sensor the moment i looked at the phone, never knew what it was, but I sure do now.
    Thank You
    09-07-11 10:42 AM
  10. flyersfan76's Avatar
    This "little" hole looks to be the size of the hole for the LED light.
    09-07-11 12:23 PM
  11. tda_tda's Avatar
    so, is it only available on 9930 then?
    09-07-11 12:52 PM
  12. HaTaX's Avatar
    It is on both the 9900 and 9930, start a phone call with the phone away from your face in a dim room and look just to the left of the LED. You will see a faint red flickering light, that's the proximity sensor looking for you.
    09-07-11 12:57 PM
  13. ignites's Avatar
    this sensor has alwasy been there... if u noticed on ur old bolds (or other phones)...
    if you place ur phone to ur cheek the screen turns off... well i guess u really cant see if its on ur cheek lol... but typically the sensor is right below where the LED is (that is why the led used to have a 'longer round rectangular hole as opposed to a circle hole).
    09-07-11 12:59 PM
  14. funnykindel's Avatar
    so, is it only available on 9930 then?
    its on my 9900. i knew it was something but i didnt know it was the sensor.
    09-07-11 03:01 PM
  15. len_sole's Avatar
    I find that I always activate speaker phone when I'm using my 9900. Is there a way to change the proximity sensors sensitivity or something?

    It's actually quite annoying.. seriously, maybe i'm holding it to my face wrong...
    09-07-11 03:03 PM
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