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Nokia Sliding QWERTY Windows Phone is Old School and Nice

January 9th, 2013 | by Thrystan |

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Created by designer Yanhan Li, the following Nokia concept brings us back to the older days of sliding QWERTY keyboards. While this is no Nokia E7, the handset looks really nice, although it does borrow a bit from the iPhone general form factor, if you ask me.

What I really like about it are the upper and lower transparent sides, plus the way the 4.5 inch display is integrated between them. This device runs Windows Phone 8, it has a transparent screen frame, a QWERTY keyboard and a SIM card slot, that’s placed just like on the iPhone. The keyboard is very compact and only has 3 rows, but I’m not so sure how comfortable it is, seeing how well embedded the keys are.

The device also has a camera key and a beautiful aluminum frame, that makes it more elegant. Also, for a QWERTY handset, this model is pretty thin. The sliding mechanism reminds me of the Nokia E7 and Nokia N7 Mini a bit, while at the back we find a 10 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with PureView technology and dual Xenon flash. So, what do you make of this model?

[via Yanko Design]

  1. 4 Responses to “Nokia Sliding QWERTY Windows Phone is Old School and Nice”

  2. By Aeires on Jan 9, 2013 | Reply

    The screen looks indented from the main body sides, opening the keyboard wouldn’t feel comfortable because of this. The indention also makes it look like an iPhone, can’t say I really like that. If the screen was flush with the sides, it would be more ergonomic and less Apple influenced.

  3. By Mr Blue on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    Rather looks like the N97 of a few years back, Carl Zeiss lens included.

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