Nokia Gem is 100% touchscreen and 100% concept

Nokia Gem is 100% touchscreen and 100% concept
Nokia thinks that the natural progression from touchscreen is touchphone, or screenphone, or touchscreenphone, we're not sure exactly what the
term will be. However you slice it though, the Nokia Gem is 100% touchscreen and it looks pretty sweet, even though it's just a concept mockup and doesn't represent a real product.

This concept is actually quite like another Nokia video that came out a couple weeks ago showing the HumanForm concept device, except the Gem is shaped more like a current smartphone. The idea is fairly straightforward: if the phone is entirely made of touchscreen, it makes the phone completely adaptable to whatever task is at hand. Rather than having a phone with a camera app, the phone can become a camera essentially because the entire phone can have new functions appear on any facet.

It's quite an intriguing idea, and definitely one that we'd like to see become reality. It seems like something that could fundamentally change how we interact with our phones. And, assuming it is made of the flexible materials that we saw in the Kinetic Labs concept, that could help a lot in making sure your phone doesn't just shatter into dust if you drop it.

source: AndroidPIT



1. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Interesting concept but just curious happen when run out surface for additional app. Hope it working out well

17. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I hate to say but thats a dumb question.

21. maniak

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Running out of surfaces is not the problem.... How do you hold a phone that is completely touch activated?

23. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

if it is touch concept why does it have a keypad?

2. MarkWithSprint

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

That would be a lot of screen to provide power to. Cool idea. Not too realistic. I don't think I would get one.

3. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yes, "interesting concept". It's just that this "intriguing" concept is the first that comes to our mind, especially ten years ago among first-semester industrial design students. The difference in what is just an "intriguing idea" and what's really something worth mentioning is the realisation. Besides, this concept is stupid and doesn't quite show the reimagined phone. It reminds me on first cars that tried to look like carriages with horse busts mounted on front. Like so, this still looks like classic phone, instead it has a screen all over it. Not very intriguing at all, just shallow linear expansion of existing technology, does not redefine the way we are using something.

19. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I differ on your take. they said transportation isnt possible but They have already proven that it is. With this concept, possibility is endless. Anyway its only a concept.

4. rycx365

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

How was the picture taken? where was the camera?

5. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Look nice but why nokia thinking on the fucture when they have now ugly cell phones this prototipe how u going tu a case and i will like to see is the iron man cell phone is much cooler and more realisty

11. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Nokia certainly doesn't have ugly phones. N9/Lumia 800 are among the best looking touchscreen smartphones ever produced.

6. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

The power consumption on this will be enormous, also, when you hold the screen how will the computational engine know you don't want to actually touch the item on the screen.

7. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Battery industry is in fact the most advancing industry here, so it shouldn't be a problem when (if!) such devices emerge. Software that calculates wheter you are holding the phone or using it is definitely the greatest challenge, but considering the latest advancements in complex AI-like calculations it could be done, especially in the near future. But like I said, the difference in "interesting idea" and something worth mentioning is how succesful is the realisation. There are tons of "intriguing" ideas when you have Star Trek technology at your disposal.

8. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Kinda of ugly i still prefer the concept of the Mozilla Seabird and Nokia 888

9. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

I like it some what...if only nokia could market this phone right I think it could be a hit!

10. dunyfunny

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

idiot nokia! even their imagination for next decade is not realistic and feasible. look design even iphone 4s has better design! where was camera? how about battery life? how about resolution per every side! look samsung`s or apple`s concept phones. see the difference

12. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Dude, it's just a concept phone. It's not meant to be great in design or with no issues. It's just to show us some new ideas. It's also here to prevent companies like Apple to claim that they invented such trivial things like touchscreen finger control etc.

20. dunyfunny

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

dude this idiot company can not see future of industry. they can not imitate, either. 4 years ago they imagined future with button phones! there were already LG, Apple and Sony Ericsson touchscreen phones in the market. look nokia aeon that is the reason they had still difficulties adapting to touchscreen transformation

13. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

The fact that Nokia was the concept designer for this is the main thing that gives me pause. They've made rather scarce attempts at significant innovation and instead, resting on their laurels, created "safe" phones guaranteed to succeed just enough to make their profit margin. Whether you like apple and google or not, at least their presence forced the mega companies like Nokia and Microsoft to wake up and think again.

14. DrMoto

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

You forgot 100% useless

15. mars55

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

consider its a full body touchscreen,how you hold it on your hands?

18. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Another dumb question! Anyway, hold it anyway you want.

16. saiful10

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

its better to our environment condition........

22. tytung

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

I had exactly the same idea 8 months ago, and was posted on my blog. I called my idea Phlow - a phone that flows like water.

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