cant belive how this phone is being taken it....do you people not understand the word concept??
the handset is real however if release it wont be for a few years and more than likley will look alot different.
when a car company release a concept design to appear in a car show they sometimes make it to the road however never look as they did when they were concepts.
nokia are doing exactly the same as every othere mobile company, there looking for a way to show that they are the best and that is where you will see alot of new technologhy ariving and being shown as with this nokia however you may never see it hit the market however the technology will
the world is moving so fast and over the next 10 years mobile phones will change into things like this.
Few years back foldable display was just a concept but now sony, samsung, toshiba, Kodak are working to make this a reality sony and samsung already introduced foldable display (OLED) hence Nokia will really come out with innovative phone within next 5 years lots of changes in your phone technology will always improved no matter what is being introduced.
Cheers Seth that info you posted was realy usefull. To bad nobody els who have commented yet seems to have read the articel though. Its a realy cool consept but I think were folling ourself if we even belive that this might be relesed in 7year's. Not because that tech dosent work but we are yet far to point were it is acctualy cost effective. basicly noone would buy this phone with the cost it would involve. But I have faith that this coallison bettwen camebrige and Nokia will lead to many new exiting goodies to look forward to.
WOW it sounds ausome but can someone please explain it to me i totally dont understand this nano technology phone sum plz explain??????
I really like this mobile!!! A must have phone!!! When is it going to be released for customers?
If technology can be as malleable as that,
I doubt I would lose as many gadgets
or cell fones for that matter!
This is quite similar to the concept of the Nokia 888 (don't ask, just google it).
I don't think this phone will break easily, given the fact that nanotechnology has a free-form factor (you bend it, shape it, etc), even if it falls from a 5-story building or gets flattened out by a car tire.
Nokia couldn't even fix my E70 when the keypad broke. Do you think they can fix THIS when it breaks?! GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!!
well thats great applying new technology far more advance than the current to the most commonly used gadget of all time! a handy cellular mobile phone.. i hope nokia will come up with a compact communication device that diplays a 3D image of whose calling i mean like a handheld communicator with video calling capacity with 3 dimensional display projector.. haha ill save money starting now, to be able to avail of that..
computer generated image, but a cool concept anyway.
however, it is what it is, a CONCEPT
few years ago, there was a concept of a flying car, a teleporter, a cruise spaceship and what ever. In concept designs, anything is possible our minds can invent. But it may or may not happen, so dont expect too much.
but why wasn't it announced at the MWC 2008? it surely would've taken W890's place
Nokia and University of Cambridge launch the Morph - a nanotechnology concept device
February 25, 2008
New York, US and Espoo, Finland - Morph, a joint nanotechnology concept, developed by Nokia Research Center (NRC) and the University of Cambridge (UK) - was launched today alongside the "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibition, on view from February 24 to May 12, 2008, at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Morph features in both the exhibition catalog and on MoMA's official website.
Morph is a concept that demonstrates how future mobile devices might be stretchable and flexible, allowing the user to transform their mobile device into radically different shapes. It demonstrates the ultimate functionality that nanotechnology might be capable of delivering: flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces. Dr. Bob Iannucci, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia, commented: "Nokia Research Center is looking at ways to reinvent the form and function of mobile devices; the Morph concept shows what might be possible".
Dr. Tapani Ryhanen, Head of the NRC Cambridge UK laboratory, Nokia, commented: "We hope that this combination of art and science will showcase the potential of nanoscience to a wider audience. The research we are carrying out is fundamental to this as we seek a safe and controlled way to develop and use new materials."
Professor Mark Welland, Head of the Department of Engineering's Nanoscience Group at the University of Cambridge and University Director of Nokia-Cambridge collaboration added: "Developing the Morph concept with Nokia has provided us with a focus that is both artistically inspirational but, more importantly, sets the technology agenda for our joint nanoscience research that will stimulate our future work together."
The partnership between Nokia and the University of Cambridge was announced in March, 2007 - an agreement to work together on an extensive and long term programme of joint research projects. NRC has established a research facility at the University's West Cambridge site and collaborates with several departments - initially the Nanoscience Center and Electrical Division of the Engineering Department - on projects that, to begin with, are centered on nanotechnology.
Elements of Morph might be available to integrate into handheld devices within 7 years, though initially only at the high-end. However, nanotechnology may one day lead to low cost manufacturing solutions, and offers the possibility of integrating complex functionality at a low price.
For further information, please visit the websites www.moma.org/elasticmind and http://www.nokia.com/A4126514
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Okay so all you people that say this is fake uhhhhh well its not. If any of you actually go to nokia.com you will see the article which I have included in this little comment. Also what I find very funny is the fact that most of you people calling this fake and stupid DONT KNOW HOW TO SPELL! So how creditable are you when you can't spell a simple word right and you’re trying to say that something is fake or stupid? Not very I think. And for those of you that say you "work for Nokia" please for the love of god explain to me why the Nokia website would advertise this first off, why would the University of Cambridge allow their name to be used seeing as how that is a very prestigious school second, and finally third why this would be on gsmarena and also on phonescoop which are 2 mobile phone websites with a lot of credibility to lose by advertising something falsely? So all you people that want to dispute this go right ahead but please for the love of god use your brain! It's there to make sure you dont do and say stupid things!
if you ask they look very cool. but they are concepts and may never come out for years yet. plus the fact they look like computer renders to me. might be a clue as they are in the pipeline.
but i think companies need to concentrate on complete phones. ie a good camera, a good phone, and good functions. as of yet, we either a super phone crap camera. super camera but crap phone design or functions. i personally like the samsung G800 looks good but unfortunately technology is not good enough to make it a sensbible size. so we a 3G optical zoom. brick. then we have LG viewty my favourite at the moment. but its let down by a few niggles. so one day we will have the pefect phone. and all you N95 owners dont say you have the best phone. yes brill cam,brill satnav function, but not a pocketable phone is it really.
You people make me laugh :)
I work for Nokia says one, o yeah....says another one! Let's hear what he has to say because he must know everything! BS! You need to get real! Look back and see how the tecnology has progresed for the last few dekades! Why aren't you holding on your hands that superbrick of 20 years ago? Hmmmmm! It could prehaps be that tecnology is changing everyday! Nothing to be amazed of.Why? Did you realy think that we are at the adge and this is as far as tecnology goes?