Wednesday, December 2, 2009
This Nokia concept phone can easily be turned into a bracelet, a head band or any other sort of accessory.
Talk about ergonomic… the 888 changes shape and looks like a mobile phone when you need to call someone or receive a call. This Nokia wonder also uses an original E-motions technology, that allows you to show your emotions electronically. How? By sending forms to your friends, shaped like hearts or maybe you want to send a dancing form to start a party.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
This eco-friendly Touch Wood phone was developed together with Olympus Corporation, Sharp and “More Trees” also played a part in the initiative, the latter being a reforestation project. Thehandset pictured above is made from cypress wood and its color is just as Mother Nature made it, without artificial paints or other chemicals.
Even the scent of wood was kept, to give a special appeal to the concept phone, that can be considered an organic piece of machinery. Expect Touch Wood to be unveiled during the Telecom World 2009 event, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from October 5 to 9. The head of this project was musician Ryuichi Sakamoto and the interface of the device is inspired by the works of photographer Mikiya Takimoto.
We know that this isn’t a concept phone, but we sometimes stop and check out some other portable gadgets, specially from the gaming universe. This time, we’re having a look at Miguel Duarte’s PS3 wand concept controller, available in the image below.
This motion controller is based on Sony’s Magic Wand joystick, that comes with double wands, plus an adapter and strap. You can attach one Wand to another, in order to mimic the look of a real controller and play regular games.
However, in case the title you’re playing requires lots of hand movement, there’s always the option of simulating real time movements by using the wand, held by the strap. Great concept and surely a rival for the Wiimotes, right?
Picture this device becoming rugged and shock-resistant, packing some serious internal memory and a decent battery. Would you buy one? Let this be clear: won’t pick up anyone with this…well maybe Meg from Family Guy, but that’s the best you can get.
Notice the presence of media playback buttons, the usual answer/reject call keys and even a tiny display, perhaps for showing the time and missed calls.
Believe it or not, this device will also run Android and this is more than gibberish talk, as Johnny Shih, Asus’ CEO made these announcements.
Keep your eyes peeled for info surfacing during CES 2009, as Asus might have a prototype ready, since they’ve been slowing down onEee PC launches lately. Can anyone imagine how an Eee Phone would look like?
Friday, October 23, 2009
[found on Flickr]
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Let me remind you that these concepts will never see the light of day (hopefully), unless Apple wants us to carry silly phones all over the place, making fools or ourselves. For the full list of 100+ iPhone 2 concepts, check out this gallery.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Of course, these are only rumours we’re dealing with, but the prospective of such a device sure sounds nice, on a market where the PSP and Nintendo DS rule and will continue to rule for at least 2 or 3 years. We’ve seen what the iPhone SDK can do, in terms of gaming, so the potential is there, now it’s up to the new hardware to do the magic.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The iControlPad is only a prototype for now, but I’m guessing it’ll hit the market till Christmas. Keep in mind that it also works with the iPod Touch, in case you’ve chosen the iPhone’s “phoneless” twin. More details HERE.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Great concept shown above, although it’s clear that we’re dealing with 2 joint iPhone devices. OLPC XO-2 Nano? Could be, but that will turn into a rather thick device. The Apple folks might be drawing some conclusions from such simple mockups.
[found on Flickr]
Saturday, October 17, 2009
There’s also a specs list mentioned, that includes a sturdy titanium and glass design, an OLED screen, True GPS, iChat camera, 3G data speed and a removable battery (yay!). Add a standard headphone jack to that and a 3. that’s also video capable and a 32GB internal memory and we’ve got a hit.
The iPhone 2.0 also includes a Sleep Wake button, 2 neat speakers and it measures 4.5 inches (height), 2.4 inches (width) and 9mm (thickness).
[found on Flickr]
Thursday, October 15, 2009
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It would be a pretty weird choice for Apple, now that even the MacBook and iPod aren’t white any more, but the even worse thing is that there’s no front camera for videocalls incorporated. Let’s just hope it’s a good Photoshop, not a bad spy pic.
Everyone seems agitated after seeing the photo on Flickr, but why? Was it announced and I missed it? Is that DVD drive so important it’s worth dying for? Or is it the touchscreen and familiar UI making the word go out? I doubt that Apple can still squeeze an optical drive into such a small device and since they’re keen on flash memory anyway, there’ no reason to go back to such options.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The speakers you see above can rotate and expand/contract as you switch from portrait to landscape mode and back. What’s neat about this system is that the accessories can even fit inside your pocket, taking portable fun to a new level. Don’t be sad about the fact that this is only a concept, since D&G Solutions are looking for a manufacturer to mass-produce LiveSpeakR.
Think we’ll see these speakers hitting the market in time for the summer holiday?
PS: Family Guy Rocks! (couldn’t help it)