Feeds

LG hails futuristic phone designers

Immaculate conceptions

Seven Steps to Software Security

LG is dishing out $80,000 in prizes to the the winners of its second Design the Future competition.

LG_CC

The HiFi: a morphing touchscreen phone was designed for LG

The company challenged entrants to “create a concept to define the future of personal mobile communication”. Over 800 phone designs were submitted, and the $20,000 (£12,000/€14,000) top prize went to designer Emily Albinski of New York – creator of the CC.

The modular device includes a ‘core’ phone that can be inserted into a touchscreen or netbook shell and LG says it may use the CC design in the future. This possibly explains why LG has not released a picture of the device.

The concept of a modular device isn’t entirely new. Modu launched in February – a modular phone able to slip into various feature jackets.

LG_Morph

The Morph concept phone has a bendable touch screen

Other conceptual phone ideas that impressed LG included the HiFi - a touchscreen phone that tranforms into a handsfree headphone for listening to music and making calls through.

An honourable mention also went to Morph, which, rather than being a lovable plasticine model, comprised a touchscreen phone with a flexible display.

LG's account of the design competition is here.

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

More from The Register

next story
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
Telstra to KILL 2G network by end of 2016
GSM now stands for Grave-Seeking-Mobile network
Seeking LTE expert to insert small cells into BT customers' places
Is this the first step to a FON-a-like 4G network?
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
BlackBerry: Toss the server, mate... BES is in the CLOUD now
BlackBerry Enterprise Services takes aim at SMEs - but there's a catch
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.