Sony Ericsson’s bracelet phone

Over the years we’ve seen quite a few interesting, strange and stupid mobile phone form factors coming from R&D departments of major cellphone vendors, in a form of patent applications.

Very few of them make it further then a drawing board, but they still are interesting to look at.

Well, here’s one more cellphone form factor that I will put into a “strange” category. This time coming from Sony Ericsson:

Sony Ericsson bracelet phone

Described in a patent app called simply “Mobile Terminal” the device is intended to be worn as a bracelet, somewhat similar to the watch phones we’ve seen already. But it can also be used in a two hand mode, when you need a faster typing:

…when the mobile phone terminal is worn like a bracelet by putting the ring section  on the user’s arm or the like, the portability of the mobile phone terminal is improved, and the user can see the display surface of the display device  and can operate the key buttons with fingers of the other arm different from the arm on which the ring section is worn. On the other hand, when the ring section  is removed from the arm, the user easily can see the display surface of the display device  of the terminal body section  while holding the ring section  with both hands and operating the key buttons, which can achieve high operability and convenience.

Well, while interesting, the design is strange enough that I am pretty sure it won’t make it into the line-up of regular Sony Ericsson phones anytime soon.

On the other hand, I have  been hearing rumbles about the new “Essence” line of exclusive/radical design phones/accessories that SE can not make up their minds of whether to proceed with or not.

Well, this handset seems radical enough for me.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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