Concept Line Phone gives you buttonless control over the screen

Concept Line Phone gives you buttonless control over the screen
We have seen a number of concept cell phones including one we recently showed you that had three flexible Super AMOLED screens. The Concept Line Phone in the video below has only one screen, but if you notice, there are no buttons on the sides of the unit. The elongated shape of the phone might bring back memories of the BL40, but with a sleeker and more metallic design.

Scrolling is accomplished by running your finger up or down the side of the phone. While using the music player, running a thumb on the bottom from left to right brings up the volume display. A landscape virtual QWERTY keyboard was displayed, and in portrait mode the triple tap system quickly spelled out text.

The use of gestures to read and send messages brings to mind the recent story we reported on about the next Apple iPhone and iPad possibly using multi-touch gestures to reveal the multitasking bar or to switch between apps  Without a hone button, pinching four or five fingers together will take you to the home screen.

So which concept phone do you think you would buy? Would it be the triple-screened Android device or the this Concept Line Phone? Let us know by responding in the comment box below.

Thanks to Michael!

source: YouTube

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19 Comments

1. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

that looks incredibly annoying and too complicated to use. it is a rather innovative concept however

2. MARZ unregistered

Its just a concept so we shouldn't critique it. The point isn't to sell the very product that we see in the video but to sell the concept of having no buttons to navigate as an included feature to a phone. Its not a bad concept at all. I could see myself enjoying a phone like that on top of android. Its basically a trackpad but on the sides of the device.

3. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

Anyone else find it funny that they put facebook on the concept phone when it seems to be chinese?

19. Marc unregistered

Excuse me but why do you think it's funny? Can't a chinese use facebook?

4. Shafeer

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Very nice and clever thinking. Looks a bit too complicated and I would probably pick the Android concept phone over this.

5. chris23

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

Very innovative indeed...a great work of art......but i can only imagine everyone with this phone throwing it in frustration because they forgot how to do something.

6. Marco unregistered

How can you enjoy connecting several phones to play games and only one can play? Who will buy 6 of those just to use that feature i can imagine calling friends "hey lets meet and connect our phones then take turns playing with it"

11. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I was thinking the same thing

7. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

uhh... how would one go about holding that?

9. nmexpo unregistered

I was thinking the same thing......

8. ssameerr unregistered

concept line ph rockz tell me is it still in testing phase or in practical phase for future release..looking forward to it

10. roadrunner unregistered

It´s a nice concept but I choose the triple display phone it has a better design, for me is more realistic and maybe faster to get in to produccion.

12. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Retarded concept with some nice features, but the joining phones together to use them as a gaming system or PC is even more retarded.

13. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

its too advance :) 4 america xD jk but it is too complicated

14. rangerNN

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

Yet another example of why physical buttons exist and continue to exist, remembering all those gestures is bound to be irritating. However, the concept is cool but if we want to move away all together from physical buttons, think we should first explore having capacitive keys on other parts of the phones besides the front fascia, that can change their respective functions.

15. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Nice concept esp. the share feature. Small design but i still like it. The idea of no physical buttons don't really intimidate me. Phone like this will probably never hit stateside tho. As previous posts demonstrate...America is afraid of too much technology.

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

nice concept.. even if people will think is too complicated some gestures might come out naturally(c'mon we have gotten used to doing other "complicated" stuff) dont see much in the pc and gaming options since you need 3-5 devices to achive those modes but the concept might be all about wireless connectivity and synchronization of multiple devices (maybe they find a way to kill Bluetooth) the feature that got my eye is the capability of sharing even apps by having them both synced (no more telling my friends to look for it in the market/iTunes/winmo store) buttonless? many (including me) thought no physical keyboard buttons was a nonono and i have to admit I rarely used it now.... I think that if they find a way to manage the gestures system apart from the main system they might have something like "buttons" but i just have a vague idea of haw that could be done

17. CNachoz unregistered

looks lame. i mean, how would you hold the device in your hand? and at the same time, try to maneuver around with the rim. PC and Gaming mode looks crazy, but i don't think it would be "user friendly". cool concept though.

18. rick unregistered

may i know how much it cost ????is it now at the market ????

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