Nokia floats out a collection of cool concepts
Folding phone with a nose of its own
Concept phone designs sometimes materialise into real products, so although Nokia's latest line-up of maybes seem unlikely, we can keep our fingers crossed eh?
Last month we saw a few concept designs for Windows Phone 7 mobiles. In response, Nokia has put out five of its favourite mobile designs that will probably remain conceptual, but look pretty awesome nevertheless.
The highlights are the "Scentsory concept" - a folding phone with an LED touchpad, two screens and stereo speakers. It also detects scents and temperature, which it sends across to the receiver in true sci-fi fashion. If only.
Then there's the "Kinectic concept" which transforms digital information into energy through the electromagnet in its base. When a call is received, the weight is shifted, allowing the phone to rise up magically off the table. To reject the call, simply push it back down. Sweet.
For more Nokia concept phones, including eco and dragonfly designs, check out the Nokia blog. ®
Nokia pretending to be relevant
The day you sold your soul to the devil was the day that there was no return from....
The folding phone... errrr, well it looks like a great way to show off flexible and transparent electronic components if they are ever invented, but that's about it...
The weeble phone on the other hand looks kind of fun. Pity it's bound to be crippled with an MS operating system which means it will slowly raise off the desk when a call comes in then topple over and land flat on its face!
If I were cynical, I might call this a desperate attempt to remain relevant after the lukewarm response to getting into bed with Microsoft.
"Hey, we're becoming irrelevant - raid the concept cupboard! A few hastily-rendered CG images of impossible products should do the trick!"
If I were cynical.