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Nokia Kinetic Labs concept literally bends to navigate the interface for twisted fun

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Nokia Kinetic Labs concept literally bends to navigate the interface for twisted fun
We've been waiting for a while for a bendable phone with one of them flexible displays that are popping up here and there, and Nokia Kinetic Labs just delivered the closest approximation possible at this moment.

You twist the device, which seems to be just a flexible touchscreen with the respective circuitry on a plastic substrate, and the interface responds by flipping to the next picture, zooming and so on, while the hardware that powers it is sitting rigid on the side. Not more practical than simply touching the screen with your finger, but way cooler.

A brave new world will come if we can actually employ printed processor circuitries inside and some of those flexible transparent batteries to make for a foldable big touchscreen phone - it would be nice if we could just fold the gigantic Samsung Galaxy Note and tuck it neatly in our shirt pocket, for example, then whip it out in all the 5.3" glory for watching tubes at the airport. We are long way from that, but concepts like this one you'll see in the video below from Nokia Kinetic Labs should be encouraged and showered with R&D budgets, as far as we are concerned.



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posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:49 8

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


NOW THIS IS INNOVATION.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 16:20 2

9. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Nokia better patent that before Apple jumps the bandwagon and does it for them......

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:54 9

2. sarb009 (Posts: 282; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


don´t show this to apple they will copy it and will say they have invented this. the s**tty apple f**k off

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 11:00

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Don't need to go there bud

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:06

11. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


you know that if they show this they have a patent

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 09:37 1

3. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Holy s**t!!!! Now that's what I call INNOVATIONS!!

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 09:54 1

4. parthpatels007 (Posts: 52; Member since: 27 May 2011)


samsung was showing just screens that were flexible, but Nokia has shown a phone itself :)

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 11:04

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


The concept is awesome, but my question about this is. Yeah a bendable phone is awesome, but a Full bending ui may cause extreme exhaustion to the device

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 11:42 2

7. bigboss (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Nokia phones are durable enough to withstand that exhaustion excellently.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 15:24 1

8. meetlens (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Did i just see that!!!!!!!!!This is innovation at its best.Whiles companies like nokia,and samsung are innovating others are just fighting for ridiculous patents, buying parts and assembling and calling others copycats.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 03:55 1

10. ravi5695 (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


Yes..!! This is called INNOVATION..!!

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