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Nokia seeks patent on Morph concept phone

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Nokia seeks patent on Morph concept phone
Let us take you back to 2008, when the Nokia Research Center and the University of Cambridge developed a nanotechnology concept device called the Morph. The Morph was used to demonstrate the concept of a flexible device that could change shape depending on a user’s preference.

Fast-forward to current day and it looks as though Nokia is serious about a patent. In an application that was made public by the USPTO today, it appears that Nokia started a patent application back in September of 2010.

Nokia seeks patent on Morph concept phone
The patent, called “Apparatus with Elastically Transformable Body”, essentially describes most of things we saw in the Morph concept, but remains vague enough to allow a variety of materials to be used in the final execution. The patent calls for a transformable body that can be elastically stretched between at least 2 configurations that also includes the ability for user input, wireless link, processor, memory, and the ability to output to the user or wireless transmit output to a remote processing unit. Nokia also presents the possibility of using its invention with an adhesive or wrapping it around a body part to effectively wear the device.

This description can make this device either a phone or a type of phone accessory. Either way, it is pretty futuristic. While the patent hasn’t been granted yet, it is a pretty cool look at what the distant future of mobile technology could potentially look like.

source: USPTO

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posted on 29 Mar 2012, 12:02 12

1. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Good Bye Android... Hello MORPH :)

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 12:40 14

5. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


this concept has been around for quite a while. its pretty darn cool, but its not a smartphone. yet.

Nokia needs to get with Samsung so they can morph super amoled displays together. Sammy's flex display would go quite nicely with this.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 02:23 1

9. ZubairRaz (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Nokia has also introduced flexible displays... but i guess not impressive as the samsung's super amoled ones...

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 03:53 5

10. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Why with Samsung? Why not with SONY?
Sony's Bravia Engine has always been the best either on TV or on Mobile Phones.! Go Nokia Go

And We belong to a generation who Loves the best technology Like Android or iOS *BUT* we're not COMMITTED to you for Lifetime. Now This time for NOKIA! :-P

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 12:11 7

2. hunted (Posts: 352; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


This will be really good if they get it to real world. Nokia, Amazing everyday :)

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 12:11 3

3. pooked (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


Now this i would be interested in very much.

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 14:01 1

6. hepresearch (unregistered)


Sure is interesting... the fact that they're seeking the patent in more earnest now probably means they are still working on it. It was well ahead of its time when it first showed up as a concept, but perhaps they have just been biding their time...

I'll bet Chuck Norris already has one, though...

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 15:50 2

7. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Yes,he does!!! it's attached to his walker.

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 12:15 7

4. AndroidShiz (Posts: 145; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


Seeing that Samsung already has been working on flexible devices for years including already having them for video purposes and wearable devices, not sure how this will pan out. But yay for technology right?

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 03:54 1

11. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Samsung sucks they're just shinning under Google's Lime light. Let the Google pull its hands off from Samsung! :-D

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 16:28 1

8. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


I like this!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 06:56 1

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


It doesn't need to be a smartphone. Its a "simple" phone. He does what he does. Showing off how the future may look like.

I hope Nokia will finally create Morph.
That's a great concept.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 08:33 2

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


Is Nokia trying to learn patent from Apple??

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 14:08

14. esteban91104 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 May 2010)


nice concept but it will not be helpful for us that do more than text and calling.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 01:15

15. merihmn (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


.....

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 01:16

16. merihmn (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


iiiii

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