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Nokia smartwatch rumored for second half of next year; device to feature "Morph" technology?

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Nokia smartwatch rumored for second half of next year; device to feature
Long time readers might remember the Nokia Morph video which showed a futuristic tablet like device that could change shape and size to become a smartphone and a smartwatch. Nokia displayed it at The Museum of Modern Arts back in February of 2008. Last March, Nokia applied for a patent on the technology and now we might actually see some of this technology applied in a new Nokia smartwatch.

According to a published report that cites a tip, the watch is expected to be ready for the second half of next year, and will remain with Nokia instead of moving to Redmond when Microsoft closes on its purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services division. The report goes on to say that the head of Emerging Devices, Axel Meyer, and Peter Skillman are working together on the project which is said to employ Nokia Kinetic technology. This allows the user to bend and squeeze a device.

The tip adds that the watch will also feature Nokia's Morph technology. Nokia describes this as "nanoscale technologies that will potentially create a world of radically different devices that open up an entirely new spectrum of possibilities". Now we don't for one second believe that the Morph technology similar to the one in the video below, will be available in the near future, but it does sound like Nokia might have something different to offer next year. We caution you though, to take this kind of report with more than your usual grain of salt until we hear from the Finnish based OEM itself.

Meanwhile, you can check out the videos below and in the words of the Everly Brothers, "Dream".


source: AlexanderBudde, Nokia, NokiaPowerUser via WMPoweruser

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posted on 22 Dec 2013, 15:28 12

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3218; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nokia will rise with this!

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 17:35 3

16. ihavenoname (Posts: 1507; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


With watch? I'd like to see Nokia be succesfull (without WP, but enough of that) but this seems to be accessory to Windows Phones, which are still small percentage of phone market. But if this product is dirt cheap, good and compatible also with Android and iOS, it can be success.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 18:05 7

20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Stay off of Nokia, WP, and Microsoft related articles...
You're wasting your time trying whatever it is that your goal is..

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 21:18

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6694; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Morphinphenomenon

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 15:32 7

2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I would love to have one of these to match my awesome new red Lumia 1520❕

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 16:00 1

7. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


I wouldn't hold your breath it won't be round for while yet mate!

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 16:42 9

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Do you know how long I've been following technology❔.. I know how these things work.. And, I don't need your negative comments.. People like you always have to be negative for no reason..
Now, what's your reason why we can't see this is 2014❔

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 16:54 2

13. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I agree, this to me is perhaps the most exciting bit of news in 2013, it's been pretty flat this year. Anything the finns announce always has me looking forward to to what they'll do, hey, MS may have bought their phone division but that don't mean they can't still excel elsewhere.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 17:52 1

17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I can dig it❕

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 16:56 4

14. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1458; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


That is so true! People would love this product, hence being out of stock.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 10:52

33. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 865; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Technology moves fast but it's not quite there yet. WHoyton is just making a valid point. No need to get so defensive. If this comes out it will be great but it won't be for a while. Realistically I would just expect a smart watch and hopefully cross compatibility with other OSes to increase their market share in smart watches.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 00:17

28. Thehamster (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Congrats on your new phone, how is the battery life with the 1520? And did you get the US model? It really sucks that they took away qi charging...qi charging is awesome :)

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 00:25

30. dratomic (Posts: 475; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


check out gsmarena. it has the best battery life ever seen on anything

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 16:00

39. Darkhell (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 Nov 2013)


If you ignore the RAZR maxx. The 1520 is a huge step forward for WP8 but Nokia needs to get their software right on launch. No reason my Note 3 should take hands down better pics then my 1520.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 00:23 1

29. dratomic (Posts: 475; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


you remind me of peterfromsweden. he was so passionate for bada to the level of disgust. please mr question mark. dont make me despise my favourite brand.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 15:48

3. Sire3008 (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Revolutionary like ever

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 15:57

6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Except its not because flexible displays have been around for a while now...

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 16:52 5

12. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1458; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Do you not understand English? How can that be an "exception"?

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 15:54 3

4. Topcat488 (Posts: 1170; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Good to know that this product will stay on the Nokia side of the house, and not be swallowed up by another company... I'm rooting for a true Nokia comeback as well...

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 15:56

5. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


you mean Microsoft will rise,too bad its not android..

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 16:59 4

15. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1458; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Do you not know how to read articles?This has nothing do with Microsoft. Things would go worse if Nokia opted for Android.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 18:02 4

19. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Exactly❕❕ These fools have zero perspective.. They don't understand that Android isn't for everyone.... A Nokia phone/watch running Android isn't going to make their situation any better,, because it's still running Android❕
Are these guys admitting that there won't be good Android devices until Nokia makes one❔ Because they won't give it up.. Pathetic.. Do you see WP fans dying for LG, Samsung, HTC, or Apple to make WP devices, story, after story❔... Android fans, just choose the best that your great platform has to offer, enjoy it, leave other platforms alone, and shut the heck up❕

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 16:21

8. noteseries (Posts: 80; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


nano tech... wow... O_o

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 16:29 2

9. Gemmol (Posts: 546; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I'm hoping Nokia can intensify my interest in a smart watch

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 16:44 7

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yep❕.. If anyone can do it right it's Nokia..

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 18:00

18. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Come on now that's the Nokia I know!

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 20:48

21. Password (banned) (Posts: 21; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)


No matter what Nokia brings to the public, no one is intrested: cause Nokia is well known to use last years CPU, GPU on it's devices.

Samsung and Htc, LG are pushing specs.
Apple is pushing fashion, and being cool trend.

Nokia just announced the Lumia925, L920, what happened, ...... You don't see public buying them! Nokias days are gone, the king has dropped to it's knees.

Specs, CPU, GPU is outclassing "hardware" that Nokia believes they will forsee.
Nokia stick yo making feautre, low budget, cheap phones..

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 21:19 5

23. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)


are you high?

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 22:20 4

24. ilxxxli (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Oh yea? who give a flip? how many people out there are tech freaks that upgrade their phone every second a new one comes out? if you have too much money, donate it to orphanage. Nokia 920 and 925 may be dual core, but it is on par with million people that are using phones around the world. look how many android phones are in the same mode? S4 mini? S3 mini? One mini? arent they all dual core technology with 1 gb of ram?

Samsung: we make phones for everyone from people with tiny hands to people with big hands, from beggars to top notch CEO.

HTC: Our Ultrapixel technology is awesome for us but idk why people don't seem to like it???!!!

Apple: For the next iphone, we will include medical technology where you can pee on the phone and it will let you know if you have diabetes

LG: Im not going to bash LG because they deserve respects. So far LG have done well enough with their gadgets.

If you want to start a fanboy argument, i love it.

sounds like you are either illiterate or just technology blinded.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 21:17

37. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 158; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)


Love the 'pee on iphone'. So, next iphone will be water proof!

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 22:39 7

25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You don't see the public buying Lumia phones❔ Are you crazy❔

Nokia phones have low specs❔ Quad core, 2gb ram, Adreno 330 GPU, assertive tech, OIS, clearback, Zeiss optics, super sensitive touch, 9ms refresh times, raw image support, 1080p, wireless charging, 20-41mp lossless zoom, 4HAAC rich recording mics, directional stereo recording, 3400Mah batteries, expandable storage, and more.. Read me the technical specs of your hardware...

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 22:58 5

26. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


"Nokia is well known to use last
years CPU, GPU on it's devices"

Hahaha.... you must be soo clueless did you ever heard Lumia 1520???
When it comes to specs, CPU, and GPU only Note 3, G2 and Z1 is able to compete with Lumia 1520.

And HTC One/Max is doesn't have enough specs, cpu, and gpu to compete with the big boys.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 23:07 4

27. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Nokia just announced Lumia 925 and L920..?? Where do you live?? Mars..??

Here on Earth, the flagship Nokia phones have the same hardware specs if not better, both CPU and GPU wise, like any other flagship Android OEM devices. Ohh and Nokia devices offers much more when you consider the other hardware features, read what @rodneyej1 mentioned.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 07:01

31. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1408; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Yes!! It's back!! I'm so excited to see :D

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 07:26

32. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


it must be a bunch of kids in here... that nano video is like 4 or 5 years old. yall really think that green see through device is gonna be a reality??? haha

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 11:47

34. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


WOW..Genius...If you bothered to read the article before commenting you'd have noticed this part "Nokia displayed it at The Museum of Modern Arts back in February of 2008". haha you..

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 14:19 1

35. ZeroCide (Posts: 698; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Now this is true innovation.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 19:39

36. chrislar21 (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


As amazing as it seems, let's not get too excited. The thing that bothers me is that, before nokia developed the first 64gb internal storage device, and 41 mp camera the world was stunned, I feel they should have told us about this tech when they have a video on the prototype, then we know a total heart is impossible. This will make the human life as it is seem as if it were in the movies, if this this is authentic the world will change as we know it, google glass wouldn't even stand a chance

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 06:19

38. Thehamster (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I want more Nokia! There are only around 5 different gadgets to go with my recently purchased Lumia and I want more :)

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