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Concept Line Phone gives you buttonless control over the screen

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Concept Line Phone gives you buttonless control over the screen
We have seen a number of concept cell phones including one we recently showed you that had three flexible Super AMOLED screens. The Concept Line Phone in the video below has only one screen, but if you notice, there are no buttons on the sides of the unit. The elongated shape of the phone might bring back memories of the BL40, but with a sleeker and more metallic design.

Scrolling is accomplished by running your finger up or down the side of the phone. While using the music player, running a thumb on the bottom from left to right brings up the volume display. A landscape virtual QWERTY keyboard was displayed, and in portrait mode the triple tap system quickly spelled out text.

The use of gestures to read and send messages brings to mind the recent story we reported on about the next Apple iPhone and iPad possibly using multi-touch gestures to reveal the multitasking bar or to switch between apps  Without a hone button, pinching four or five fingers together will take you to the home screen.

So which concept phone do you think you would buy? Would it be the triple-screened Android device or the this Concept Line Phone? Let us know by responding in the comment box below.

Thanks to Michael!

source: YouTube

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posted on 22 Jan 2011, 01:00 2

1. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


that looks incredibly annoying and too complicated to use. it is a rather innovative concept however

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 01:24 1

2. MARZ (unregistered)


Its just a concept so we shouldn't critique it. The point isn't to sell the very product that we see in the video but to sell the concept of having no buttons to navigate as an included feature to a phone. Its not a bad concept at all. I could see myself enjoying a phone like that on top of android. Its basically a trackpad but on the sides of the device.

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 02:10 1

3. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)


Anyone else find it funny that they put facebook on the concept phone when it seems to be chinese?

posted on 29 May 2011, 00:20

19. Marc (unregistered)


Excuse me but why do you think it's funny? Can't a chinese use facebook?

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 06:32

4. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Very nice and clever thinking. Looks a bit too complicated and I would probably pick the Android concept phone over this.

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 09:11

5. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)


Very innovative indeed...a great work of art......but i can only imagine everyone with this phone throwing it in frustration because they forgot how to do something.

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 09:28 1

6. Marco (unregistered)


How can you enjoy connecting several phones to play games and only one can play? Who will buy 6 of those just to use that feature i can imagine calling friends "hey lets meet and connect our phones then take turns playing with it"

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 22:02

11. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


I was thinking the same thing

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 11:47

7. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


uhh... how would one go about holding that?

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 18:11

9. nmexpo (unregistered)


I was thinking the same thing......

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 17:26

8. ssameerr (unregistered)


concept line ph rockz tell me is it still in testing phase or in practical phase for future release..looking forward to it

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 19:23

10. roadrunner (unregistered)


It´s a nice concept but I choose the triple display phone it has a better design, for me is more realistic and maybe faster to get in to produccion.

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 22:06

12. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Retarded concept with some nice features, but the joining phones together to use them as a gaming system or PC is even more retarded.

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 23:23

13. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


its too advance :) 4 america xD jk but it is too complicated

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 12:18

14. rangerNN (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


Yet another example of why physical buttons exist and continue to exist, remembering all those gestures is bound to be irritating. However, the concept is cool but if we want to move away all together from physical buttons, think we should first explore having capacitive keys on other parts of the phones besides the front fascia, that can change their respective functions.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 15:06

15. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Nice concept esp. the share feature. Small design but i still like it. The idea of no physical buttons don't really intimidate me. Phone like this will probably never hit stateside tho. As previous posts demonstrate...America is afraid of too much technology.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 16:35

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


nice concept.. even if people will think is too complicated some gestures might come out naturally(c'mon we have gotten used to doing other "complicated" stuff) dont see much in the pc and gaming options since you need 3-5 devices to achive those modes but the concept might be all about wireless connectivity and synchronization of multiple devices (maybe they find a way to kill Bluetooth) the feature that got my eye is the capability of sharing even apps by having them both synced (no more telling my friends to look for it in the market/iTunes/winmo store) buttonless? many (including me) thought no physical keyboard buttons was a nonono and i have to admit I rarely used it now.... I think that if they find a way to manage the gestures system apart from the main system they might have something like "buttons" but i just have a vague idea of haw that could be done

posted on 24 Jan 2011, 12:02 1

17. CNachoz (unregistered)


looks lame. i mean, how would you hold the device in your hand? and at the same time, try to maneuver around with the rim. PC and Gaming mode looks crazy, but i don't think it would be "user friendly". cool concept though.

posted on 26 May 2011, 06:03

18. rick (unregistered)


may i know how much it cost ????is it now at the market ????

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