Friday, October 23, 2009

iPhone Nano, Landscape “Phat”

This conceptual design is by default a landscape device. Just look at the placement of its home button and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Of course it can be used a normal iPhone, but that leaves an extra piece of the device’s body “hanging” on the side. Hmm, if we use it in landscape mode, we’ve got a wide “fattie”. Is it worth it?

[found on Flickr]

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Apple iPhone 2 is a Banana, Xbox 360 Joystick, Glass of Water….

Gizmodo had the great idea of challenging its readers to design the most ridiculous iPhone 2 concepts ever seen. They came up with dozens of mockup ideas, ranging from bananas with the iPhone’s display on them to shoes featuring the same screen and even a band on Steve Ballmer’s hands pretending to the 3G iPhone.

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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[via Gizmodo]

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Apple iPlay, the PSP Rival Coming in June?

While everyone’s focusing on 3G iPhone rumours, one might easily notice that there might be another Apple-branded surprise coming in June. How about an iPlay console launched by Steve Jobs’ company, just in time to battle the Nokia N-Gage platform?

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.

[via Pocket-lint]

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The iPhone is a PSP Today

Gamers? iPhone fans? Thought so… Seemingly there’s not “one ring to rule them all”, but there’s a pretty neat device that will turn your iPhone into a PSP, at least when it comes to gaming controls and experience plus design.

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.

[via Intomobile]

Sunday, October 18, 2009

OLPC XO-2 Nano, the iPhone-based OLPC Smartphone

We’ve just found out that there’s going to be another OLPC generation, the XO-2, getting launched in 2010, at a $75 price tag. But that’s no reason to stop us from imagining an even smaller, lighter and more portable device, with a tendency of becoming a smartphone, rather than a mini-notebook.

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]