Nokia Stealth and Nokia 82 Dragonfly concept phones
Mar08

Nokia Stealth and Nokia 82 Dragonfly concept phones

Here are two Nokia concept phones that are at least interesting: Nokia Stealth and Nokia 82 Dragonfly. The Nokia Stealth should be a mid-end phone. It has a design inspired by stealth aircraft and it reminds me a bit of the Vertu Boucheron 150 (that’s not a compliment). The designer of Nokia Stealth says the phone has an “ergonomically sculpted keypad, easy to navigate by touch sensations.” Moreover, a “rubberized matte texture surface absorbs light”, while a “pearlescent matte coloring” provides a dark red hue effect. The Nokia 82 Dragonfly should be an entry-level phone, but it looks better than the Stealth: So what do you think, should Nokia make some phones like the ones seen above? They’d be different from what the company has launched until now, but I’m not sure how many users would like them. Via...

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Interesting Apple iPhone 4G concept comes in multiple colors
Mar03

Interesting Apple iPhone 4G concept comes in multiple colors

Apple (which has recently sued HTC for alleged patent infringements) will launch a new iPhone this year, possibly in June or July. At the moment, no one knows exactly what the 4th generation iPhone looks like or what new features it will bring. Of course, we’ve seen some iPhone 4G concepts, and there are lots of rumors regarding the new smartphone’s specs (AMOLED touchscreen display, 5MP camera, more memory and so on). Here’s another iPhone 4G concept that comes from Italy. The creator of this new iPhone 4G concept sees it as having multiple color versions, a front-facing video calling camera, 32GB or 64GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card slot. The black and white versions look pretty nice, and they might actually be close to the real new iPhone, which could be a bit taller than the iPhone 3GS. Via Mobile...

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Nokia Ovi Orion gaming phone concept brings the iPhone and the PSP together
Feb01

Nokia Ovi Orion gaming phone concept brings the iPhone and the PSP together

Back in 2008, Nokia had plans to launch a touchscreen version of its old and discontinued N-Gage gaming phone. But since the Finnish company recently announced that it would kill the N-Gage service, it looks like a touchscreen N-Gage phone will never se the light of day. However, even without N-Gage, Nokia can still launch a gaming handset, right? Well, meet the Nokia Ovi Orion, a concept phone that could, theoretically, be a great gaming phone. The Nokia Ovi Orion includes design elements from Apple’s iPhone and Sony’s PSP, and comes with something extra: a hardware QWERTY keypad on the back, under a smallish (hidden) secondary display. The folks over at Recombu designed the concept saying that “if the iPhone is Wii, then Ovi Orion would be Xbox and offer Xbox Live style features.” The Nokia Ovi Orion should feature a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, “killer CPU and GPU”, gaming controls with tactile feedback, HSDPA, Wi-Fi and accelerometer. Renders and a video of the Nokia Ovi Orion can be seen below: Sure enough, Nokia will probably never make a phone like the Ovi Orion – but it would be really interesting if it would. Via...

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New Apple iPhone 4G concept is fairly realistic
Jan20

New Apple iPhone 4G concept is fairly realistic

Whether it will be called iPhone 4G or not, a new Apple iPhone is almost certainly going to be released this year – most probably in June or July, although, who knows, maybe Apple will surprise everyone and unveil its new smartphone during the January 27 event in San Francisco. But before this to happen, we’ve spotted a new iPhone 4G concept that might be quite close to the real thing – not too different from the iPhone 3GS, but still different enough. Alongside this new iPhone 4G concept come the features that have been rumored (since last year) to be included into it: AMOLED touchscreen display Touch-sensitive case Dual-core processor More RAM More internal memory (64GB?) Video-call camera 5MP camera (possibly with flash) (renderings by Siluko) And let’s not forget about iPhone 4.0 OS, which should bring UI enhancements and “multi-touch gestures OS-wide.” So, what do you think, would a new iPhone like the one seen above interest you? Via  Nowhere...

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Synaptics Fuse touchscreen phone concept unveiled
Dec14

Synaptics Fuse touchscreen phone concept unveiled

Synaptics has teamed up with a handful of companies (Texas Instruments, Immersion, TheAlloy and The Astonishing Tribe) to announce a new mobile phone concept called Fuse. The Synaptics Fuse is the first concept phone to integrate multiple interface technologies: haptic feedback, multi-touch, 3D graphics, as well as “force, grip, and proximity sensing.” The concept extends the touch sensitivity beyond the display, as the phone features capacitive touch sensors on the sides (which let you pan and scroll), and a touch panel on the back, which provides 2D navigation. Based on a Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 processor, the Fuse uses Synaptics’ ClearPad, TouchButtons and NavPoint technologies to provide features like two-finger input and high-resolution finger input – for precise pointing and navigation. “The best touch experience requires the expertise and collaboration of ecosystem leaders to optimize what the user sees and feels. The improved sensory experience of Fuse will drive handset innovation to evolve, taking the current generation of touch-based interaction to the next level of human-device interaction,” declared Gopal Garg, senior vice president of Synaptics’ handheld business unit and corporate marketing. Synaptics will demonstrate the Fuse during CES 2010 in Las Vegas, as well as durning Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona. Two short videos previewing the Synaptics Fuse can be watched below: Via Press...

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Window Phone concept mixes transparency with weather forecasting
Aug18

Window Phone concept mixes transparency with weather forecasting

Unhappy with the weather bureau in his town, designer Seunghan Song decided to make a phone concept that can provide users with “accurate” weather predictions on a daily basis. In real life, this would work if the phone – called the Window Phone – would have wireless access to the Web and gather information from trusted weather forecasting sites. Assuming that this is not a problem, the Windows Phone would not only let you know if it’s sunny or rainy, but it would also change its home screen according to the weather. Needles to say, the Windows Phone has a large touchscreen – in fact, it looks like it’s just a big, transparent touchscreen: Since the phone doesn’t feature any kind of hardware keys, users will have to handwrite phone numbers and messages whenever they want to communicate. Too bad we’re not going to see a real device of this kind too soon. Via Yanko...

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New Intel-based MID concept with folding display
May15

New Intel-based MID concept with folding display

Here’s an interesting MID concept that looks to be what Sony Ericsson Idou, the iPhone or the BlackBerry Storm will probably never be. The MID was designed by Petr Kubik, and, according to its portfolio page, the concept is the “winner of Intel competition mobile internet device.”  And while this doesn’t mean we’re going to see it built anytime soon, Intel might give it a try and power it with one of its CPUs. Anyway, let’s see what’s so special about this. At first sight, the device looks like a somewhat regular touchscreen phone:   But the cool thing about it is that it features a folding display which can be open to “produce” a surface of 210 x 210 millimeters. This should allow you to browse the Web, view videos and edit documents like you’d do on a netbook or laptop. On top of that, the device should also include an anti-theft mechanism.   Well, now let’s hope we’ll see MIDs like these in the next few years 🙂 Via Yanko...

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Pilotfish Ondo – a music editing phone concept
Apr21

Pilotfish Ondo – a music editing phone concept

It hasn’t been long since we saw that Motorola KRE-8 music phone concept, and here we have another weird concept targeted at music enthusiasts. This time, the concept is called Ondo and it comes from Pilotfish, a renowned industrial design firm. The Ondo phone combines “form-sensitive flexible materials” with advanced music editing capabilities, allowing you to modify sounds just by bending and twisting the device. Its OLED touchscreen display is made from three removable parts, called sticks. These can be clipped onto various musical instruments in order to record live sound. After the record session is through, you can send music via MMS.   Although the Ondo phone is only a concept for the moment, Pilotfish says the technology needed for it to be manufactured will be available in the “near future”. Well, we’re waiting. Via Press release (PDF...

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Motorola KRE8 – the ultimate music phone concept?
Mar10

Motorola KRE8 – the ultimate music phone concept?

Motorola KRE8 is a new phone concept that, if ever built, it would be among the weirdest handsets out there. Needless to say, it would also be quite distinct from the MOTOROKRs currently available on the market. At first sight, the device looks like a portable media player, but it’s actually a full-touchscreen phone that should have 3G, GPS and lots of advanced music features.  Designed by Jose Tomas DeLuna, the KRE8 would come with three pre-loaded modes: Instrument Mode, Record Mode and Mix Mode. These can be activated and controlled via the large touchscreen display. One of the coolest things about the Motorola KRE8 is that you can literally split it in two pieces. After doing so, each piece uses its own accelerometer for detecting the gestures you make. This way, you can use the device as an instrument simulator – guitar, violin or drums – and simply start creating music. The music you make can be recorder in MIDI format and shared via the handset’s wireless connection.  Of course, this is only in theory, as I’m not sure how it would all work if KRE8 had been a real music phone.    Here’s a video presentation with the concept, although the device looks oddly big in it: Via Yanko...

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Mozilla phone concept – a BlackBerry with OLED keys
Feb05

Mozilla phone concept – a BlackBerry with OLED keys

Ever wondered how would a Mozilla phone look like? If you have, a possible answer to this question can be seen below.  The Mozilla phone that we see here is a concept designed by Billy May. It’s created by mixing the old BlackBerry 7130 with an Optimus keyboard, thus it’s not exactly the pretties handset around. However, it is, definitely, an interesting concept. In the creator’s vision, the Mozilla phone should come with a set of OLED keys, which can change their appearance and usability according to your needs. For example, now you have a SureType QWERTY keyboard, and the next minute you have shortcut keys for the websites and web-services you use the most.    So it’s kind of like an open-source phone that can be adjusted by users themselves. The question is: would Mozilla really want to be involved in developing such a handset? Source: Mozphone via Yanko...

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