Thursday, May 21st, 2009
Nokia concept for ladies.
Rumen Penev has recently sent us a bunch of his phone designs and we thought that it would be a pity if you didn’t get to see all of them. This Bulgarian designer created the handset below and branded it the “Kragal Phone”. Since it doesn’t seem to have many buttons (if those below the screen really are buttons), we’re betting that this is a touchscreen device and its shape reminds us of a
What do you say? Is this fit for a ladies’ phone?
Next, we move on to Rumen Penev’s Lotto handset series, featuring variations of the same form factor, with different buttons beneath the screen. The first Logo phone has an Android feel to it, but music centric keys make it a potential Sony Ericsson Walkman handset (a lower end one). Next, there’s a pretty basic design of a normal phone with a 4 way directional pad and two standard call/end call keys.
Ending the list of Logo designs there’s the last handset below, that packs 9 numeric keys and (probably) two answering keys beneath the screen. Something that SE or Alcatel would manufacture…
By the way: Don’t hesitate to send us your phone designs and don’t be shy, there’s positive criticism in here and you’ll get an honest opinion.
[thanks Rumen Penev]
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
iPhone stand concept, that incorporates a touchscreen, speaker and projector. The iPhone can be docked at the top and the stand can be tilted to the side, allowing the photos, songs and video files to spread around just like water flow, coming out of a fountain.
Mac Funamizu is back and this is no April’s Fools, since he has created a very neat
These images will disappear in a couple of seconds, but if you touch them, they’ll be played (audio and video) and viewed (image). The incredible part will be revealed now: once the round dish surrounding the stand is full of images, they’ll be “spilled” on the surrounding area, thanks to the incorporated projector.
Afterwards, you’ll manipulate the files are you please, but now displayed as larger thumbnails. There’s also a full screen mode and if you ask me, this great concept idea slaps Microsoft’s Surface with a trout. Great work Mac!
Source: Mac Funamizu via Yanko Design
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
I received an email just the other day, that had a beautiful concept design attached: the Motorola Briq. No details at all about it, but there was a name at the end of the email, Piotr Paczkowski, who is, I suspect, the designer of the handset. We’re dealing with a dual sliding beauty, with a very, very strange keypad, a diagonal numeric one on the right and a half QWERTY on the left.
UPDATE: The creator of the phone above sent me a list of its spec. Here it is:
- dual slider with two independent keyboards
- touchscreen (1:2 or 2:1)
- 256 MB RAM and 256 MB ROM
- CPU 450 MHz
- internal memory 8GB and microSDHC
- 3,2 mpx camera with autofocus
- Windows Mobile 6, with free update to Windows Mobile 7
As far as I can see, this is a touchscreen device that comes with a decent looking headset and a tiny remote with music controls. Oh, I forgot to mention that there was also a link the email, which pointed me towards the following picture.
Another mysterious Motorola handset… Any ideas?
Friday, September 5th, 2008
Many are still waiting for the Google Phone, not the Android one, but THE GPhone, while others are dreaming of a Xbox Phone and finally many are craving the Zune Phone. Well, we’ve got a concept to satisfy our tech hunger, the Zune Contact phone created by Adam Huffman.
It’s an incredibly thin device with a 5 megapixel camera, a touchscreen and a pretty crowded interface. Its internal memory is 32 GB and in case you’re wondering, that big white button is a thumb rest, as unbelievable as it may seem.
[via Yanko Design]
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
We see tons of stylish concept phones each day, but the Op Art is a bit more than the average human can grasp. I’m not much of a poet or dreamer, so I don’t like this design, but Alessandra M. Enriconi put her best effort into creating a handset that’s unconventional and futuristic.
Don’t expect to find uber-features on the specs list of the Op Art phone, as it only comes with a basic touchscreen plus a microphone and speaker, each on a sliding side. There’s also a camera in the mix, but you can only guess where it’s hidden, as for the display of the handset it can change its appearance by showing op art images.
Pop Quiz! What is Op Art? As Wikipedia puts it, it’s “known as optical art, a genre of visual art, especially painting, that makes use of optical illusions. Op art is also known as geometric abstraction and hard-edge abstraction, although the preferred term for it is perceptual abstraction.”
[via Cell Phone Beat]
Sunday, June 8th, 2008
incorporated Bluetooth headset, that resembled the Sony PSP. This time, we’re treated with a better-than-average device, with a 5 megapixel camera, photo editing software, slide out touch keyboard (with tactile feedback) and a decent touchscreen.
The Eclipse Intuit handset below reminds me of the concept phone with
Eclipse Intuit was designed by Eddie Goh and it uses a thin solar layer that charges using solar energy and not only that, relying on each and every source of light to keep the battery going. Apple had a similar concept, showing up on the Web a couple of weeks ago, so the solar phone is pretty doable, if you ask me.
[via Yanko Design]
Sunday, June 1st, 2008
We wouldn’t bet our houses on the fact that the following concept is a mobile phone, but still we can see it’s a slim device and a portable one. It looks like a modem of some sort of the perfect remote control, but I can imagine there’s a touchscreen in there and a decent keypad. What drew my attention to this device is its slimness and neat form factor.
Can anyone confirm it’s a phone?
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
After seeing that interesting MySpace Mobile, there’s another device that catches my attention on Flickr, a series of devices to be more precise. The only thing is that I’m not sure whether they’re concepts or real items shown in the picture below. The Life range of gadgets includes an UMPC, an eBook reader and a portable media centre.
The dynamic trio seems to be touchscreen-based and the UMPC comes with Mozilla Firefox, while the media centre seems ready to store more than a playlist of songs.
[Found on Flickr]
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
Nokia Aeon is one of them. It may be the touchscreen or the sci-fi look, but it’s there in our heads and waiting to be released. The latest piece of news is that it already exists, at least in the Nokia labs, so we’ve got an Aeon coming soon folks.
There are few concept phones that remain in the memory of tech geeks and
The only proof of the statement above is a picture, more or less fake that shows a handset with touchscreen displays and a removable bottom part. This part could be the Nokia interactive touch keypad we’re eager to see in action.
Before we get the official word from Nokia, let’s remember what Aeon was like when we first saw it:
[via Unwired View]
Wednesday, May 21st, 2008
We usually show you sci-fi concepts or crazy designs, but the “Need” concept you can see below goes on the minimalistic side and doesn’t come with uber features. It’s designed with communication in mind so there’s no trace of a camera, or media player or anything else.
The Need phone features 2 screens, an OLED and a touchscreen and it’s so basic that it allows you to see the battery after sliding its lock down. Who said complex was beautiful?
More details about the concept and pics of it HERE
[via Cell Phone Beat]