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Video+Live Pics: Nokia HumanForm – MorphBeta?

| November 10, 2011 | 7 Replies

 During Nokia World 2011, I shared my excitement for the Nokia Future Lounge – where we saw parts of Nokia Morph in action.

Remember that image below? You might have seen some videos on this. I meant to upload it myself but forgot \>_</.

Like the Nokia Kinetic bendy phone, this also bends. However, it is in a completely non-standard shape. Gone are any right angled filled rectangular screens. This is in the shape of a leaf blade, but curvy all around to fit in the palm of the hand. It’s more like a remote control no?

It’s all screen. With a display like this, the interface has to be radically different, input methods must rely on a new paradigm of interaction. It uses gesture, touch and twisting. The UI is kinda reminiscent of Nokia bubbles (in video). I like the all around touch. I’ve been wanting touch gestures on the side for a looong time. Think of the possibilities if this could be done correctly? Absolutely no buttons on a phone at all.

  • Check out nanotech and electrotactile feedback  – recreating the textures under your fingertips.

These pics are just for display and don’t actually do anything just yet (unlike the impressive bendy phone that folks actually could try out). It’s very futuristic (especially on video, kinda spaceship like.)

Here’s some other snaps.

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Here’s the back

It’s very grippy. Look at it holding on to the side of this NFC gate.

And another pic.

 

 

http://conversations.nokia.com/2011/11/09/nokia-humanform-here%E2%80%99s-somefin-thatll-amaze-you/

Is this going to be the part of Nokia’s Next Disruptions? What OS would most suit this phone?

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