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Unique landline phone concept of ‘Hello Tomorrow’ class would tempt me to use it more often. This iteration looks at reviving the grandeur of both the desk phone and turn on the old-style telephone. With features touchscreen functionality, intuitive and customization options home or office. That sweet smartphones and cell phones competitive prices get us to use it more than a desk phone.
This Nokia GEM, a device that prides itself with being a handset that was turned into an entire touchscreen. Nokia GEM was launched to celebrate 25 years of existence of the Nokia Research Centre and this device is all about the touchscreen it incorporates on its front, back and sides. Senior Design Manager Jarkko Saunamaki is the one who lead the team that created GEM and recently claimed that once you launch an app, for example the camera application, the entire phone will begin to look like a camera. The back is also interactive, so you can pinch to zoom from the rear, without cluttering the front screen. This function also comes in handy when using maps and probably games too, as proved by the Sony PS Vita.
HTC and Verizon Wireless have announced a new Beats Audio-integrated Android 2.3.4-based smartphone, the HTC Rezound. It’s also the company’s first smartphone to incorporate a 1280 x 720 (720p) resolution screen. The new Verizon-exclusive droid supports the LTE network and will be HTC‘s first Beats Audio-improved offering in the U.S. market. The new arrival will be sold with lightweight Beats headphones with built-in microphone and on-cable remote. The Rezound offers an 8-megapixel camera located at the back equipped with autofocus, dual LED flash and an f/2.2 28mm wide-angle lens.
Featuring a lineup of Google software upgrades such as Face Unlock and NFC-based Android Beam, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a slightly curved 4.65-inch Super AMOLED screen working in 720p (1280×720) resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and HSPA+ network support as standard, with LTE support depending on the region. Google and Samsung have announced the world’s first smartphone running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) – the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus boasts a 5-megapixel rear camera equipped with autofocus, LED flash, zero shutter lag feature, improved low-light performance and panoramic picture mode.
Apple‘s new smartphone gets a brand new dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera capable of also shooting full high definition video, and a new personal assistant application that uses voice recognition. The iPhone 4S retains the ground-breaking Retina display technology and glass back of its predecessor. The 4S also promises up to double the previous download speeds and will be available on over 100 carriers worldwide. The new smartphone‘s battery life is claimed to offer either eight hours of 3G talk time, six hours of browsing, nine hours on Wi-Fi, ten hours of video playback, or 40 hours of music.
The first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone look too good to be missed. Presumed specs are a 4.65 inch 720p display, a dual core 1.5GHz, a 5 or 8 megapixel camera and at least 16GB of internal memory. I’m really curios how thin this curved smartphone is and how round are its curves in comparison with the Xperia Arc and Nexus S.
The dual display transparent handset on our hands, one created by Wenhing Chu & Kok Keong Wong and known as the Space 3. The device uses two sliding transparent surfaces that attach to one another and form the smartphone. We must also mention that the screens have divided roles, as one is the Mother and the other one is the Lens. You can split them and still pair them most likely via wireless and this is very cool, since you get double the screen estate you’d normally benefit from.
The cordless candlestick phone is a quaint design housing a 2.4ghz wireless transceiver to create a truly wonderful yet functional piece. The original aesthetic of the phone has been preserved, the only sign that anything has been altered is the missing cord. Redial & speed dial are activated by dialing and holding selected numbers. A pulse to DTMF converter (built into base) allows the dial to work. The transceiver allows the 90year old phone to be used wirelessly. Calls are answered by lifting the earpiece from its cradle & ended by putting it back.
Designer: Adam Ben-Dror
In a time where mobile trend is focused only on touchscreens, Traccia built in polycarbonate is an alternative way to create natural interaction between people and machines. An embedded optical sensor (like optical mouse laser) located at the end of the stick (phone) detects the traces of what is being written and a software then converts them into text, commands and functions. Pen-like mobile phone: Traccia is a phone that’s held as a pen, it recognizes hand movements and converts the same into commands.
Design inspiration, beyond the general shape dictated for comfort and fit, came from the resurgence of streamlined modern shapes and turn-of-the-century bakelite jewelry found in contemporary products and accessories. It features a unique under-the-ear wearing style with near studio-quality wind noise reduction via a porous plastic mic boom tip. The Plantronics MX500 is a top-of-the-line corded mobile headset with exceptional audio and comfort. The streamlined style has been a standard visual language for technology, and the bakelite forms make reference to wearable accessories. The MX500 was adapted to become the x30, an official headset for use with the Xbox 360.