We’ve seen this before, haven’t we? However, this time we get some video action out of this concept that combines a Sidekick and PSP Slim into a hybrid device. Samuel Lau is the genius behind it and his console comes with a 3.2 megapixel cam plus a full frontal webcam.
Check out that slide-up QWERTY keyboard, that should make all gamers avid texters and chatters. This is more than an idea, it’s an initiative that, if successful will make mister Lau quite famous and maybe make his dreams come true.
He seems to believe that enough views and comments will make his project feasible for Sony, so let’s make his dream real!
While the PSP Phone is getting closer and closer to becoming a real device and not only a rumour, we’re barely introduced to concepts of similar Xbox-based contraptions. The latest is an Xbox 360-Zune hybrid designed by the concept artists of T3.
The specs list is very limited for this concept, but it does impress us with 64GB of flash storage and all the phone functions one could dream of. This is a rather thin device, but I guess that it’s the Zune talking here and its influence. Add a TV-out and decent battery to this portable Xbox 360 and I’ll be its fan. You can find more pics of the device here.
The REI mobile phone design below belongs to Feng Xun and it’s an excellent example of touchscreen smartphone that resembles the iPhone and still manages to add a bit of extra flavour in the interface department. It’s got a virtual QWERTY keypad that can be used in normal and landscape mode and a pretty user friendly way of taking pics.
What does REI stand for? “Respect. Emotion. Individual”. I would have gone with “Interface” for the last one, but I guess that “individual” is just as good. Watch the concept phone in action below:
Check out the following concept, one of the most complex console/phone designs I’ve ever seen. So, the PSP finally gets a touchscreen, a better interface, a healthy pack of apps and a QWERTY keypad. I don’t quite see myself texting quickly on that though.
And that display would better be shock resistant and tough… Other than that, the iWish is a piece of heaven I’d get my hands on, if it were real.
Edward Brown introduces the devices he designs as “phones for the immediate and not too distant future”. One of them is the Windows Mobile handset below, in fact an ultra slim Ultra Mobile PC/phone. It’s got a scratch resistant polymer and stainless steel casing and uses a touch based interface.
The list of features of this concept phone also includes a high resolution OLED screen and high resolution video and stills cameras. I wonder what chipset is running the show behind the case… And what about the internal memory? We’ll let the mystery be, at least till there’s a trace of branding on the UMPC/phone’s front side.
This mystery concept phone I’ve spotted on Flickr was created by kichu overclocked and it seems to be an AMD handset. Athfone’s keypad is no news to me, neither is its form factor, but the video features seem to be pretty good. At least that’s what I can say by having a glance at the handset’s display.
AMD Athfone was created, according to its designer with the aid of Adobe Photoshop CS2, by using vectoring. That “Game on” motto might as well be the device’s purpose, but with such an input mechanism, who would play games on this handset?
Muhammad-Oli from the Esato Board shows us the future of Sony Ericsson phones through this beautiful K950i Bravia. It features a pretty big touchscreen, landscape mode and that Bravia branding which pretty much describes the handset’s use. It’s a “cinema phone” if you want or a handset that will be loved by folks who like to watch high definition movies on the go.
Of course, there’s the iPhone, the PSP or the Nokia N95 8GB to choose instead, but would trade those for Sony’s famous Bravia branding? Notice the multimedia controls on the phone’s left side, as they show that this Sony Ericsson is designed for landscape viewing of movies and photos.
Keep in mind that K950i Bravia is a slider and it features a decent keypad, so you won’t be relying on that touchscreen alone.
If you look at the phone below long enough, you’ll notice that words etched on its surface are “Pantech Noblesse”. Google the device and you’ll find no trace of it… Why? Because it’s a concept, a fancy luxury one designed by Hyun Sung Lee and seen on Coroflot. Notice the nice use of metals on its surface and I can bet that we’re dealing with silver or maybe stainless steel.
I can’t quite make out the keypad sadly, due to all that glow and I can’t help wondering where the display is. The phone seems to be a slider so placing the keypad on top of the display makes no sense… Till we figure this out, let’s have a look at this nice phone cover below, I bet it’s made out of crocodile skin.
Want a fashion cameraphone that’s also eco-friendly? Add a wavy design to that and we’ve got an inspirational device, designed by xin FAN and shown on Coroflot. It’s got a Lenovo branding on it and a slightly uncomfortable keypad, that’s also wavy.
All of these design waves are inspired by the Ocean, according to the creator of the handset, while the camera’s coloured lens is embedded in the white housing and looks like a crystal block. The concept phone seems to be using some sort of “raw material” keeping it really environmentally friendly by reducing pollution.
Back to the phone’s lens, it would be produced with the aid of IMD technology that involves the use of the GE special plastic and attached to the device together with the speaker decoration. They’ll be attached to the housing through a heating procedure. In case you’re good at such technical stuff, maybe you got the whole process. I know I didn’t…
As I promised yesterday, I added most of the PSP 2 concept designs that were featured on Kotaku to a video that you can check out below. See the best two concepts in the previous post and the full list of designs on the original site.