New Nokia patent hints at a future Lumia?

New Nokia patent hints at a future Lumia?
It is a new patent that also takes us back in time. During the summer of 2011, a promotional video for Nokia leaked, highlighting the vision of how Nokia and Microsoft would connect people. In that video, we could see a couple handsets running Windows Phone 7. The video was a bit of a fantasy in that those devices were purely conceptual.

What we did not know at the time was that on the same day the video leaked, August 10, 2011, Nokia filed with the US Patent Office for the design of a handset. What did those design drawings look like? Like none other than the device depicted in the video. The patent was just granted on October 16th and the similarities between the patent drawings and the video are unmistakable.

Now the folks at Nokiapoweruser are asking if this design could spawn a new Lumia which might find its way to Verizon or T-Mobile. Maybe a version of the Lumia 9xx? The video renders look pretty classy, so whatever Nokia hammers together, should they make a move with this design, could pass for high-end if the company chooses to.

Take a look at the pictures and the video from last summer and tell us your hopes and dreams should this design make it to market.

sources: US Patent and Trademark Office, Nokiapoweruser, wpcentral (video) via Neowin




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35 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1925; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nokia make nice designs.

7. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I would say great :) Nokia>Samsung>Motorola>Apple>HTC>LG

9. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Nokia>HTC>Samsung>Apple>Motorola>LG

12. MeoCao unregistered

nahhh, the screen is too small

21. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

probably this is mid range phone

13. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Nokia>Sony>HTC>MOTO>LG>SAMSUNG>APPLE

18. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Sony? Sony/lg>nokia>motorola>samsung/htc

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That chain is retarded for someone with a Samsung logo as the profile picture!!!

28. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

i like and admire samsung as a whole.. i judge designs based on various aspects such as functionality and durability, not only aesthetics.

31. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

So you admire samsuck wich is cheap dirty thief and copycat. Shame on you. Many asian OEM:s have done nothing but copycats recently. They are just lazy followers. Thats what you admire. Phyi.

24. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

so u say those ugly moto/lg phones looks better thn iphone 4S? :')

32. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Yeah, those ugly moto/lg doesn't even belong to the same page than for example iPhone & Lumia series.

25. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Nokia>Sony>HTC>Samsung>Apple>Motorola>LG

33. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

if apple hasent sue samsung im pretty sure that samsung would have the best design! no matter what samsung does apple try to sue samsung.. whats why samsung choose a whole new design..

27. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

In my opinion Nokia>Motorola>Samsung/Sony>HTC/LG>Apple If its on pure design basis my order would be Nokia>Motorola>HTC/Sony>LG/Samsung>Apple Top designs (my opinion):- Nokia N9>Motorola Razr (XT 910)>LG Crystal/LG BL 20/Sony Ericsson Aino>The above design>HTC Desire

10. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah even this design is better than the iPhone 5

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Looks like a larger Asha, and I like that the screen is almost literally edge-to-edge, unlike the /almost/ "edge-to-edge" of the Droid RAZR M

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I like the new design of this Nokia phone, but the drawings in the diagram looks a lot thinner than the one in the video. The only other problem i have with Nokia is, that it takes too long to bring their product to market, after the announcements. :/ Watchout, Apple might get mad over the rounded corners of the phone. :(

4. No_Nonsense unregistered

Apple pays royalties to Nokia.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17298; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What about that drawing is unique, new or worthy of a patent?

29. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

KIRFs and apple started crazy patent stuff so now everyone has to patent darn near everything they come up with

5. Innova

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

nice design

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Not bad design, but I really want to see FX800 concept to come into reality. These renders kinda look like a big Asha 311.

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yeah...i thought so too...the beezel below is too thick!! However, the second one in the video looks much better!

8. DLUVPARMAR

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Nokia Rockss...

11. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

design is good for nokia but design is not everything most important thing is OS and nokia has been wrong for 2 years in my opinion

23. redmd

Posts: 1925; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

So true. that's why I've moved on with android. N7100.

14. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

HTC 8S rip off....

22. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

HTC 8x itself is Sony xperia P ripoff. Besides the videos are almost 20 months old. They may have this design in lab but first they want to put the n9 design for use this year.

15. cameogt

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

nokia c5-03 phone.

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