Nokia Kinetic Labs concept literally bends to navigate the interface for twisted fun

Nokia Kinetic Labs concept literally bends to navigate the interface for twisted fun
We've been waiting for a while for a bendable phone with one of them flexible displays that are popping up here and there, and Nokia Kinetic Labs just delivered the closest approximation possible at this moment.

You twist the device, which seems to be just a flexible touchscreen with the respective circuitry on a plastic substrate, and the interface responds by flipping to the next picture, zooming and so on, while the hardware that powers it is sitting rigid on the side. Not more practical than simply touching the screen with your finger, but way cooler.

A brave new world will come if we can actually employ printed processor circuitries inside and some of those flexible transparent batteries to make for a foldable big touchscreen phone - it would be nice if we could just fold the gigantic Samsung Galaxy Note and tuck it neatly in our shirt pocket, for example, then whip it out in all the 5.3" glory for watching tubes at the airport. We are long way from that, but concepts like this one you'll see in the video below from Nokia Kinetic Labs should be encouraged and showered with R&D budgets, as far as we are concerned.



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11 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

NOW THIS IS INNOVATION.

9. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Nokia better patent that before Apple jumps the bandwagon and does it for them......

2. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

donĀ“t show this to apple they will copy it and will say they have invented this. the s**tty apple f**k off

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Don't need to go there bud

11. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

you know that if they show this they have a patent

3. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Holy s**t!!!! Now that's what I call INNOVATIONS!!

4. parthpatels007

Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 2011

samsung was showing just screens that were flexible, but Nokia has shown a phone itself :)

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

The concept is awesome, but my question about this is. Yeah a bendable phone is awesome, but a Full bending ui may cause extreme exhaustion to the device

7. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nokia phones are durable enough to withstand that exhaustion excellently.

8. meetlens

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Did i just see that!!!!!!!!!This is innovation at its best.Whiles companies like nokia,and samsung are innovating others are just fighting for ridiculous patents, buying parts and assembling and calling others copycats.

10. ravi5695

Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

Yes..!! This is called INNOVATION..!!

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