The HTC Universal phone is a very large device measuring 5.2 by 3.1 by 0.93 inches in length, width and depth, respectively and it weighs approximately 10.2 ounces. It incorporates the traditional laptop operation with a flexible handheld design. The device is painted in grey and black. The screen lifts like a clam-shell device and swivels a full 180 degrees. The QWERTY keyboard is small but efficient and its buttons are raised for easy typing. The HTC Universal phone can lay flat like a tablet PC or upright like a laptop. The screen automatically changes its orientation between portrait to landscape when the keyboard is slid from its compartment beneath the device.
The HTC Universal phone features a 3.6 inch diagonal, VGA screen at 640 by 480 pixels. This may seem rather small in comparison with the device’s large size. The sides of the device were sacrificed for the many buttons and keys needed to use the device easily.
To provide efficient use of the device the HTC Universal phone features several buttons and connectors. On the sides you'll find the power button, 3.5 mm headphone connector, reset button and SD card slot. There is also a stylus insert, USB port, call and end keys, a battery sync and charger jack. On the front of the device is the volume slider, stereo speakers, in-call controls, dedicated camera button, backlight button and voice dialing key. Below the screen, in portrait view, is a five way navigational toggle.
On the back of the device is the battery compartment which houses the battery and SIM card. The 1.3 megapixel camera and speaker, as well as flash light and VGA camera are located on the top of the back cover as well.