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Report: Nokia signs deal with P2i for water-repelling on future models

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Report: Nokia signs deal with P2i for water-repelling on future models
During MWC, we showed you how P2i's nano-coating could cover something like a tissue and protect it from getting wet in water. Currently, the company is the one behind the Motorola Splash-Guard that protects models like the Motorola DROID 4 and the Motorola DROID RAZR series from rain and spills. But the newer technology from P2i goes even further, allowing a phone to be submerged in liquid for a period of time.
 
A new report says that P2i has inked a deal with Nokia and adds that the Finnish handset manufacturer is expected to produce a water-repelling phone sometime in 2013. Some are speculating that this will be the Nokia Lumia 1000 EOS with a 41MP PureView camera. Also covered by P2i's nano-coating is the Huawei Ascend D2.

Unlike the coating applied by waterproofing firm Liquipel, which is paid for by the consumer after the purchase of a phone, P2i's process is part of the manufacturing process and is paid for by the manufacturer. The coating covers all of the phone, including the electrical boards inside.

source: GSMArena

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posted on 02 Mar 2013, 18:02

1. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Yay, you used my tip!

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 18:09 12

2. windroid (unregistered)


Makes sense because Nokia phones causes a lot of drooling.

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 18:09 7

3. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


It just keeps getting better and better. Eos, I'm ready for you!

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 18:33

4. nikenturd (unregistered)


Didn't Apple already patent this one? cmon Apple with your awesome innovation you should have come up with ideas like this one already....The USPTO is waiting in the wings for their instant approval

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 18:38 2

5. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


It'll be cool in a few years when being waterproof is a standard feature that no-one even considers a selling point when getting a new phone. I'm sure insurance companies won't be as enthusiastic though.

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 18:59 15

6. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Imagine a 41MP Nokia EOS than can take underwater images.
Go Nokia, way to use the available resources :D

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 21:10

9. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


underwater camera with no games and apps

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 02:58 3

14. user996 (Posts: 181; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


usually normal digital cameras don't have any apps

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 08:34 2

15. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Do you make the ecosystem first or the phone?
I seem to remember baby Android without any toys when it was young.

Who knows, "maybe" WP can handle more HD games than Android in the future "If" it matures that is.

Imagine some XBox games made playable, Who knows what the future will bring to Android, WP, and iOS.

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 21:09

8. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


how about making games and apps first.. you really don't need water repelling phone if you don't have games and apps.. just saying..

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 01:36 1

13. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Yeah, cause Microsoft doesn't have anything to do with games. It's not like they make xBox360, or XBox Live, right? WP8 couldn't possibly have any games now, or in the future ;o)

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 21:46 6

10. lovefist (unregistered)


Good move nokia that'll add more value and quality on your products.

posted on 02 Mar 2013, 22:20 4

11. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


yay underwater videos/pics, i wanna see slowmotion 1080p video recording this time :D

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