Nokia and the Graphene Consortium get a huge grant to develop the "strongest material ever tested"
0. phoneArena posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:06
Nokia is leading the way for electronics companies in the Graphene Flagship Consortium, which consists of 73 other companies in various fields, and just received a one billion euros grant to research and develop graphene for practical applications. European Union for the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) is the source of the grant, and Nokia's work with graphene is sure to get it a chunk of that change to research how can it utilize the material into its next generations of phones...
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1. Nathan_ingx posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:12 28 0
Oh, yes Nokia... You can make things stronger than ever. I'm liking this news...
2. wendygarett (limited) 3 days ago posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:17 20 1
Thin and strong at the same time? Yes!! I'm with you :D
20. Bernoulli posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:17 2 4
Too bad it's windows though :/ it would've been nice to see a MeeGo device with this body, or a more updated version of symbian, or an android device
23. chaoticrazor posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:17 2 0
nothing wrong with windows, its time you move on and stop looking at the past
im a symbian user and i dont go on as much as you do
24. samystic posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:29 2 0
memories of Meego live in us @chaoticrazor... but i guess Nokia wants to make us forget the past, the glorious past
29. Bernoulli posted on 29 Jan 2013, 18:08 0 2
Nothing wrong with windows?! What are you smoking dude! UI sucks! Little to no customization offered on a windows phone, and Hahaha a windows device compared to a nokia n9 is like comparing a Ford Fiesta to a Ferrari 458 Italia
30. bayusuputra posted on 29 Jan 2013, 19:09 3 0
I switch from Android to WP8 a month ago. I don't see anything wrong with windows phone. It works as well as my android. Basic stuff are covered. Unless you are talking about advance stuff like flashing zip Mod files in recovery. But as a smartphone, it does its job well. I am liking it actually. Yes, I do miss some things I can do with my android, like panorama, HDR, customized EQ for my music, but those are just little things that doesn't equate to a bad phone OS. UI sucks, you can say that. But many friends of mine, including myself, actually like it. It moves from the usual icons. It doesn't offer the same customization capabilities like android or MeeGo, but it does offer more than what iOS does. People app is great, too. Yes, there are bugs, too. But tell me which OS launched with ZERO bugs? Which OS launches with millions of apps? Even android needs some time to gain traction.
31. cheetah2k posted on 29 Jan 2013, 20:41 0 0
The new Pagani Zonda Huayra is made from Carbtanium (Carbon Fibre + Titanium) which is strong and light, how about using that material and show that beautiful kevlar like weeve like the Razr HD/MAXX?
32. Bernoulli posted on 30 Jan 2013, 22:55 0 0
Sorry, the original razor from 2004 was my only favorite from Motorola, ever since their little Alliance with Verizon their phones have sucked, over heating and unable to remove batter, laggy and freeze constantly, never again Motorola
14. cezarepc posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:33 8 0
Durable (non-military) phones have always been a Nokia selling point. But this tech (if utilized properly) can bring Nokia to new heights not just in the mobile industry but in a lot of other fields as well (automotive, aerospace, engineering, etc).
Man! This is what Nokia is all about!
3. nbringer posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:18 11 0
Graphene is a material which has far greater implications than the mobile phone construction. It can propel Nokia as a leader in industry in a thousand fields such as space technologies for example.
5. GALAXY-STORM posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:36 7 0
Being an carbon alloy,Yes graphine is not only strong but about 100 times stronger than a steel component of same thickness with a stiffness of 1tpa. This Is great.
6. alterecho posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:42 6 0
Figures. I mean, who is better suited for this project than the company that made the 3310 and 920?
Also, comment #4... +1.
7. darac posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:50 2 13
So let's say they make a phone of such durability.. how long would you use it?
I don't see why would I need to buy a new one after a year or two
9. wendygarett (limited) 3 days ago posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:58 16 1
There are still a lot of being proud 3310 user out there, you never know bro :)
11. w-t-f posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:37 7 0
some people just use phones for years,most of them don't need to buy new phone every few months or once a year..
12. Nathan_ingx posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:39 7 0
People who wants to use a phone for more than a month without their backs cracking or bending...i'm giving you a HiNT.
16. darac posted on 29 Jan 2013, 06:47 1 2
OMG I can't believe I got all the red thumbs for saying that I WOULD USE SUCH PHONE FOR YEARS without the need for a new one.
And that would be bad for the maker of the phone.. that's my point!
I'm overestimating the intelligence of people here, it seems.. -.-
17. wendygarett (limited) 3 days ago posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:57 4 2
I'm overestimating your intelligence too, that I thought you know the beauty of 'choices' :p
22. haney.alsaaidy posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:06 0 1
i agree, better to make more realistic display, high performance and long battery life phones than to make tough ones .
25. samystic posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:32 0 0
my Nokia 6500s is in it's 5th yr... 2 scratches, but need a battery now... use? legacy... i can still flaunt it over other newer products
8. erikiksaz posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:53 0 15
...all while they march towards bankruptcy. I'm glad they're trying to push forward the boundaries of the phone casing, but this sort of tech is not going to save them from failure.
13. microsoftnokiawin posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:53 12 1
nokia will never go bankrupt they work on so many things other than phone if their phone section somehow falls they will rise in another section
also what nokia are doing is buying Graphene patents and when they break through other company want that amazing casing etc... they get tons of royalities Bingo
15. jedpatrickdatu posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:46 3 0
Yes! Hopefully this means Nokia can make their phones thinner without sacrificing durability.
18. Captain_Doug posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:14 0 0
That's my one qualm with Nokia phone design. The curves are great and it durable but they feel so fat. If they could slim down a bit, I'd be a happy camper.
19. Meleagru posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:16 0 3
It's too bad that Samsung already has the most graphene patents of any other company. Nokia is still way behind,
28. Fallin posted on 29 Jan 2013, 13:22 0 0
"Samsung is the company with most graphene patents, with 407 in total, a large part of the 1,160 filed by South Korean entities." China has over 2000 patents and US has little over 1700 patents.
21. CardiWPfan posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:18 0 0
This is going to change the smartphone game completely. I hope Nokia does 1 thing Patent, Patent, Patent some more and Patent again. The patent portfolio that Nokia has is enough to gain it capital shares for years to come. I can't wait to see what this Graphene Consortium brings to the table.