Nokia continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with mobile communication devices and in true form announced a partnership to lead the innovative redesign of the mobile phone with a concept called Morph.
From Nokia’s Press Release
“Morph is a concept that demonstrates how future mobile devices might be stretchable and flexible, allowing the user to transform their mobile device into radically different shapes. It demonstrates the ultimate functionality that nanotechnology might be capable of delivering: flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces.”
Morph, a joint nanotechnology concept, developed by Nokia Research Center (NRC) and the University of Cambridge (UK) – was launched today alongside the “Design and the Elastic Mind” exhibition, on view from February 24 to May 12, 2008, at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Morph features in both the exhibition catalog and on MoMA’s official website.
The Morph concept shows what might be possible in a decade or more.
However they are working on more immediate injections into the current mobile landscape most notably with the Eco Sensor Concept.
The concept consists of two parts — a wearable sensor unit which can sense and analyze your environment, health, and local weather conditions and a mobile device that builds on the “three Rs”: Reduce, reuse and recycle — using printed electronics, bio and reclaimed materials in the phone’s construction. The concept includes use of alternative energy sources.
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