Nokia and the Graphene Consortium get a huge grant to develop the "strongest material ever tested"
0. phoneArena 29 Jan 2013, 02:06 posted on
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 (Posts: 3606; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Oh, yes Nokia... You can make things stronger than ever. I'm liking this news...
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
Thin and strong at the same time? Yes!! I'm with you :D
31. cheetah2k (Posts: 1495; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
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?
14. cezarepc (Posts: 714; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
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 (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
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 (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
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 (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
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 (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
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 (unregistered)
There are still a lot of being proud 3310 user out there, you never know bro :)
11. w-t-f (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
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 (Posts: 3606; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
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 (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
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 (unregistered)
I'm overestimating your intelligence too, that I thought you know the beauty of 'choices' :p
22. haney.alsaaidy (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
i agree, better to make more realistic display, high performance and long battery life phones than to make tough ones .
25. samystic (Posts: 227; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
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 (Posts: 170; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)
...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 (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
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 (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
Yes! Hopefully this means Nokia can make their phones thinner without sacrificing durability.
18. Captain_Doug (Posts: 987; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
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 (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
It's too bad that Samsung already has the most graphene patents of any other company. Nokia is still way behind,
28. Fallin (Posts: 69; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
"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 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
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.
33. InspectorGadget (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)
Nokia has claimed that they've been working on patents for this material since 2006 - wow!