Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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]
Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Deviantart member fabrivera99 created a Nokia Lumia Xpress Music concept and following this name, this should be a music phone. However, for some reason I find it to be more similar to a Communicator or to the Nokia N900 and N950, when it comes to the sliding keyboard at least.
The strange print of the keys makes me think they’re actually capacitive ones, although that doesn’t seem like a move that any phone maker would pull. I like those playback keys on the side, that seem really useful and also notice the old school physical Windows buttons at the bottom. Too bad that the device seems to run Windows Phone 7, with that wasted space on the screen, instead of using the full display area.
The only bad thing I can imagine about this Nokia Lumia Xpress Music handset is that it’s too narrow and thick to be appealing. An unusual diagonal would be something like 3.2 inches here, while a nice one would be 4 inches or even more, although the image doesn’t indicate that. I would use a dual core Snapdragon CPU on the device, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and an 8 megapixel camera. Is there any room for sliding QWERTY Nokia phones nowadays?
Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
Nokia concept, the Nokia Lumia 909 Pureview, a handset that combines the beauty of the Windows Phone series from Nokia with its most powerful camera technology. The handset’s design somehow reminds me of a modern day N8 model, that has evolved.
Karl Panase sent us an email with his latest
Nokia Lumia 909 Pureview supports 4G connectivity and runs Windows Phone 8, based on a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor at 1.7 GHz, with Adreno 320 GPU. There’s also a Nokia imaging chipset on board and 2 GB of RAM available, too. The screen upfront is a 4.8 inch unit with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels and PureMotion HD+ technology, as well as ClearBlack Display. This is an AMOLED panel we’re dealing with and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is here as well.
This model has a micro SIM card slot, 64 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and 7 GB of SkyDrive storage available in the cloud. At the back we’ve got the centerpiece of the handset: a 41 megapixel Carl Zeiss optics camera with 10x digital lossless zoom, ND filter, autofocus, geotagging, face detection and panorama. Pixel oversampling is available, as well as improved low light capabilities and noise reduction. There’s a high powered Xenon flash as well. You should also know that this Nokia Lumia Pureview concept has a chassis that’s 8.5 mm thick and it weighs 180 grams, about as much as the Nokia Lumia 920.
The designer integrated here a removable 2500 mAh battery and Qi wireless charging support. He also compares the camera design at the back with the one of the Nokia N95, but instead of the manual slide cover, there’s an automatic one. Blast from the past?
[Thanks Karl Panase]
Saturday, December 15th, 2012
We’ve just received via email a fresh Nokia render of a device called Aspen, that’s supposed to follow the design of the Lumia lineup, but also bring in an extra bit of symmetry. The designer of the device claims that Nokia have hit the jackpot with the N9, Lumia 800, 900 and 920 design, with all the simplicity, but the symmetric position of the display hasn’t been taken care of on the Nokia Lumia 920.
The idea is to have a symmetrical convex profile of the body, corners and finishing, plus matte colors rather than glossy. That’s how the Nokia Aspen was born, a pretty thin device, with the lines of the previous Lumias, the same back design, but differently arranged front elements. There’s a slightly arched lower and upper side of the display, trying to keep the screen at the exact center of the facade.
The Nokia Aspen concept feels solid and looks like a mature Windows Phone 8 device, maybe one that will run the future WP 8 release and maybe the first quad core Nokia model. No idea what camera is incorporated at the back, but I guess a 12 megapixel Pureview sensor wouldn’t hurt. So, what do you think about the whole idea of symmetry?
Friday, December 7th, 2012
Nokia concepts, 4 inch models and many more formats, even tablets, but so far not so many with a diagonal size of the Galaxy S III, 4.8 inches. This time we get this treat courtesy of Karl Panase, who sent us the Nokia N1000 concept running Nokia Donna.
We’ve seen 5 inch
We call it Nokia Donna, although we’d call it Symbian Donna, but the Finns themselves gave up on that name. This model features a 4.8 inch HD display, exactly like the Galaxy S III, although I’m not sure what kind of technology is used here. Could it be AMOLED? SLCD? IPS TFT? LCD? PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack? We have no idea, but the designer promised more features will be unveiled soon. I imagine that this model features a quad core CPU, maybe a 20 MP camera and also an edge to edge screen.
Nokia N1000 has a design that reminds me of the Lumia 800 and 900 and it seems to run Angry Birds Star Wars for some reason, although I don’t think that the game is available in the Nokia Store yet. The phone may look interesting, but seeing how big-bodied recent Nokias are, with a 4.8 inch display it’s probably the same size as a Galaxy Note II…
[Thanks Karl Panase]
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Nokia Essence is a concept that doesn’t stray at all from the basic idea of the phone: connecting people globally via all the means possible. Created by Siriphong Roongruengvuthikul, this Nokia concept supports the management of the user’s connections in two fashions: locally and globally.
In the local range you’ll connect all your devices in a single network, either via pairing, Internet or both. Nokia Essence will provide a global connection joining two or more users in a single global network. As far as design goes, the handset is basic and simple, sporting a switch at each end, with the top one being used to turn on and off the local connection.
The bottom switch handles the global connection and sharing with others. This phone is about calling people and connecting to them and getting more into the hardware, we find that the shells can slide over and unveil the number dialing buttons, with the numeric pad being very comfortable. A nifty feat is that if you press and hold the number 5 key a menu will appear.
On the back there’s an original touchpad, that can be used to control many applications and even other wireless gadgets. Incredible? Yes! Futuristic Nokia? Not so much, since the Finns can pull this off even today.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Gregory Pizzatto couldn’t have found a better time to design this Nokia Touch BlackBerry concept, with the aim of the product being the year 2015. Right now both Nokia and RIM are struggling to find a direction and if they join heads and maybe also include Windows Phone in the mix they’ll make it…
Back to Gregory’s design, we can see here a Nokia for 2015 with a sliding touch area that serves as the keyboard the device. There’s also a menu available for touch on the main area of the device, with icons that resembles the ones in iOS, the older version even. There seems to be a camera at the top of the back side.
The sliding part seems to include a virtual QWERTY keyboard, if I’m not mistaking. I’ll be back in the next days with some other designs from Gregory, this time with Android and a clamshell unit.
[via Gregory Pizzatto]
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
Nokia N10 version, that brings not only a touchscreen display, but also a portrait QWERTY keyboard. The idea comes from Alberto, one of the guys in the Mynokiablog community. This is the Nokia concept number 30 produced by this community.
How about a touch and type
Nokia N10 touch and type resembles the E6 a bit and comes with a 2.46 inch display and adopts the polycarbonate body of the N9. This model will run either MeeGo Harmattan or Windows Phone, depending on the use’s choice. The keys look pretty comfortable and well spaced, I have to say and this could be a brilliant replacement for the E series devices.
Which one do you like better, the Windows Phone version or the MeeGo Nokia N10?
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Nokia concept, the C9 pictured below that runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS. This handset looks a bit like the iPhone 4, or better said the iPhone 5, considering its tiny bezels and large screen. Some compare it to the Samsung Galaxy handset, but you’ll be the judge of that.
Shihuzaan has created a brand new
As far as specs are concerned, this handset uses a 4 inch CBD AMOLED display, a quad core A9 CPU and an 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics. There’s also a 2 megapixel camera upfront and the Ovi Store on the phone is loaded into the Metro interface, as well as Ovi Maps and Opera Mobile 11. You can get a tile view, classic for WP7 and an app list, that’s already classic on Android.
What do you think? Would an iPhone-like Windows Phone 7 device made by Nokia be a hit?
Saturday, March 5th, 2011
Clifford Charles created the Nokia 31 concept phone, the touchscreen smartphone you can see below. It comes with a 5 megapixel camera with flash, a 3.5 inch touch display and easy to use interface. The Nokia 31 is a device with a modern look, very straight and thin.
It’s got voice recognition and a beautiful aluminum chassis, that’s already classic for the Nokia N Series devices. What’s interesting is the facade of the device, placed under the screen and looking like a touch surface with commands displayed. Clifford Charles’ design is innovative and could be used on a future Windows Phone 7 Nokia unit, if Microsoft is open-minded enough.