My Dream Nokia #29: Nokia HG-1, hour-glass design with transparent screen #Maemo #Android #Concept

| July 16, 2011 | 11 Replies

My Dream Nokia #29 comes from Conny Larsson who said, “ I think Nokia needs something radical in their portfolio and in one of those moments I thought up this. ”

Presenting, the Nokia HG-1

It is a pretty ‘out-there’. On profile it has the shape of an hour glass, thicker at the top and bottom with a slim, see through glass screen in the middle. This glass becomes either semi transparent or completely opaque. It has pressure sensitive sidebars to replace normal navigation buttons and three microUSB ports.

What I love about it is that it has Maemo 5’s hildon desktop (or you have the Android option).

It’s not something that I could see becoming popular mainstream , it’s slightly impractical to pocket(doesn’t really matter, it’s Conny’s Dream Nokia). But I can see it suited on a desk or a shelf. It looks like the design of an award. Now if the bulk could clip off and have that semi transparent to opaque screen then it might fly. Consider though how slim the middle portion is though. Given the thickness of the mini-HDMI, the ends could be no more than 10mm, even 8mm, putting the middle at about 3-4mm.

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About “My Dream Nokia”

I’m sure you’ve dreamt up your PERFECT Nokia device/UI. What it would look like, what it would feel like, what features it would have. Why don’t you share it with the world? Or at least with other Nokia fans :D .

It could be your own photoshopped or rendered work (seriously, you don’t need mega skills in either, basic paint job is often enough to convey a concept) of your dream product.

SEND this in similarly to with the title “My Dream Nokia” and perhaps the model number (and a little description, maybe a few specs in the message area? Though this bit not necessary).

Who knows, maybe an image might flutter over to Nokia and through whatever route end up being real.


Category: Concept, Dream Nokia, Maemo, Nokia

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