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New Nokia patent hints at a future Lumia?

New Nokia patent hints at a future Lumia?
It is a new patent that also takes us back in time. During the summer of 2011, a promotional video for Nokia leaked, highlighting the vision of how Nokia and Microsoft would connect people. In that video, we could see a couple handsets running Windows Phone 7. The video was a bit of a fantasy in that those devices were purely conceptual.

What we did not know at the time was that on the same day the video leaked, August 10, 2011, Nokia filed with the US Patent Office for the design of a handset. What did those design drawings look like? Like none other than the device depicted in the video. The patent was just granted on October 16th and the similarities between the patent drawings and the video are unmistakable.

Now the folks at Nokiapoweruser are asking if this design could spawn a new Lumia which might find its way to Verizon or T-Mobile. Maybe a version of the Lumia 9xx? The video renders look pretty classy, so whatever Nokia hammers together, should they make a move with this design, could pass for high-end if the company chooses to.

Take a look at the pictures and the video from last summer and tell us your hopes and dreams should this design make it to market.

sources: US Patent and Trademark Office, Nokiapoweruser, wpcentral (video) via Neowin




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posted on 22 Oct 2012, 02:59 14

1. redmd (Posts: 868; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Nokia make nice designs.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 03:49 15

7. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I would say great :)

Nokia>Samsung>Motorola>Apple>HTC>LG

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 03:59 18

9. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Nokia>HTC>Samsung>Apple>Motorola>LG

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 04:20 2

12. MeoCao (unregistered)


nahhh, the screen is too small

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:09 2

21. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1124; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


probably this is mid range phone

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 04:20 13

13. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Nokia>Sony>HTC>MOTO>LG>SAMSUNG>APPLE

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:20 1

18. someones4 (Posts: 618; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Sony?
Sony/lg>nokia>motorola>samsung/htc

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:45 6

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3006; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


That chain is retarded for someone with a Samsung logo as the profile picture!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:38

28. someones4 (Posts: 618; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


i like and admire samsung as a whole.. i judge designs based on various aspects such as functionality and durability, not only aesthetics.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 12:09

31. Altair (Posts: 323; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


So you admire samsuck wich is cheap dirty thief and copycat. Shame on you. Many asian OEM:s have done nothing but copycats recently. They are just lazy followers.

Thats what you admire. Phyi.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:35

24. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


so u say those ugly moto/lg phones looks better thn iphone 4S? :')

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 12:46

32. Altair (Posts: 323; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Yeah, those ugly moto/lg doesn't even belong to the same page than for example iPhone & Lumia series.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:36

25. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Nokia>Sony>HTC>Samsung>Apple>Motorola>LG

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 16:01 1

33. doejon (Posts: 323; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


if apple hasent sue samsung im pretty sure
that samsung would have the best design!

no matter what samsung does apple try to sue samsung.. whats why samsung choose a whole new design..

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:34

27. predator93 (Posts: 121; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


In my opinion
Nokia>Motorola>Samsung/Sony>HTC/LG>Apple

If its on pure design basis my order would be
Nokia>Motorola>HTC/Sony>LG/Samsung>Apple

Top designs (my opinion):-

Nokia N9>Motorola Razr (XT 910)>LG Crystal/LG BL 20/Sony Ericsson Aino>The above design>HTC Desire

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 04:01 7

10. dickwyn (Posts: 586; Member since: 07 May 2012)


yeah even this design is better than the iPhone 5

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:47 1

26. -box- (Posts: 3752; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Looks like a larger Asha, and I like that the screen is almost literally edge-to-edge, unlike the /almost/ "edge-to-edge" of the Droid RAZR M

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 03:11 5

2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1126; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


I like the new design of this Nokia phone, but the drawings in the diagram looks a lot thinner than the one in the video. The only other problem i have with Nokia is, that it takes too long to bring their product to market, after the announcements. :/ Watchout, Apple might get mad over the rounded corners of the phone. :(

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 03:21 12

4. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Apple pays royalties to Nokia.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 03:11 1

3. tedkord (Posts: 4530; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What about that drawing is unique, new or worthy of a patent?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 12:04

29. -box- (Posts: 3752; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


KIRFs and apple started crazy patent stuff so now everyone has to patent darn near everything they come up with

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 03:31

5. Innova (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


nice design

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 03:37 6

6. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Not bad design, but I really want to see FX800 concept to come into reality. These renders kinda look like a big Asha 311.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:46 2

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3006; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yeah...i thought so too...the beezel below is too thick!! However, the second one in the video looks much better!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 03:53 4

8. DLUVPARMAR (Posts: 50; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Nokia Rockss...

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 04:02 2

11. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


design is good for nokia but design is not everything most important thing is OS and nokia has been wrong for 2 years in my opinion

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:23

23. redmd (Posts: 868; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


So true. that's why I've moved on with android. N7100.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 04:26

14. bayhuy (Posts: 287; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


HTC 8S rip off....

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:17

22. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


HTC 8x itself is Sony xperia P ripoff.
Besides the videos are almost 20 months old.
They may have this design in lab but first they want to put the n9 design for use this year.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 04:37 3

15. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


nokia c5-03 phone.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 04:59 2

16. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Design is excellent but unfortunately it's outdated compared to new Lumia design language that was introduced with N9. This design belongs to age of five years ago or so, so I doubt they will use it in the future. Nokia is very strict and design-conscious, so if I know that a good designer would never use such a outdated design, they certianly know it too.

Nevertheless, it could still be used for lower-end models, like Lumia 610 did, or even for Asha series.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:18

17. someones4 (Posts: 618; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Apple much? Is there some sort of new technology accompanying the design? or is it just a patent of an elongated lumia 610?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 12:04

30. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1058; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


cool design but the screen is looks like 3.5 incher. TodaY IF A SMART PHONE DOES NOT HAVE AT LEAST 4 INCEHES IT WONT SELL WEEL. people today watch video on the internet so a big screen is needed

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 16:42

34. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 715; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


You can never go wrong with Nokia... as far as design. And now matched with Windows Phone, it is the whole package.

To me Nokia is head and heels over the next closest thing, so not really a ranking competition.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 22:10

35. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


are these patent really for lumia?

i mean maybe it will be.. coz why will nokia patent it if its not...

but really looks like the asha 311!

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