Have something cover the buttons that you need to slide up to see/use the icons, similar to unlocking the phone in some cases. However they do it, it won't be too hard to figure something out.
Doesn't sound to complicated. I just see too many flaws in my head right now of trying to utilize all of the screen without accidentally messing with something while you hold the phone.
Why stop at the sides, front, sides and BACK, just thinking outside the box. I have no idea why it would be needed. All physical buttons, lenses, and imputs/outputs on the top and bottom.
Ask yourself, is it quicker to switch apps/tasks or flip the phone over?
All right I'm ready for the verbal beating on why this is a stupid idea.
Sent from my Illudium PU - 36 Explosive Space Modulator.