It’s been a while since we last saw a modular phone, so here’s another bite out of this customizable segment, thanks to the Modula concept handset. Created by Simon Lyons, the cellphone is highly customizable and supports hardware upgrades over the years, once the main phone unit becomes obsolete. Different
Month: September 2010
Our first impulse was to call Hitachi’s fresh technology “Minority Report”-like interface, but there’s a million blogs out there doing the same… Instead, we must say that a source inside the company claimed that a TV with this tech on board might pop up in 2011. How cool is that?
We’ve come across an older piece of CNET’s showing their expectations for the future generation of iPhones, but what we liked most was the concept design of the iPhone 5, created by designedbyitem. Nothing out of the ordinary this time, unlike other crazy designs, but the next-gen Apple handset continues
What if HTC started making luxury smartphones? Designer Sylvain Gerber sees this as possible and proves with a brand new concept phone, the HTC Gemstone. This is an Android phone with an AMOLED screen and borrowing design elements from HTC Touch Diamond 1 and 2. The metal shell at the
If you’re looking for a handset that’s also a camera, MP3 player and more, the “Sandwich Phone” concept, created by South Korean designer Yeongwoo Kim is it. As its name says, the device is based on layers, just like a sandwich and each of them is associated to different functions.
Seung-Hyun Yoon created a lattice-style handset, the MINIMA model you can see in the following images. Nothing much to say about this design, aside from the fact that its keyboard is pretty interesting (resembles a lattice) and wood finish is the central theme of the device. The organic look of
While Nokia fails to deliver hot smartphones, at least they’re evolving on the prototype and concept side. What you see below is a stretchable electronic skin, a technology developed by Nokia Research Center Cambridge. This flexible piece of bioelectronics is the basis for the future foldable devices, like watches or
Going back to the past, we uncover a phone design that participated in the LG Design the Future Competition, but didn’t make the top 3. Created by Eugene Kim, the LG Eagle is a dual touchscreen handset, with a sexy gap between its two segments, as shown in the images
Mac Funamizu is back and he’s delivering an interesting concept phone, the Nagisa, that apparently means “beach” in Japanese. This device is the definition of tranquility and according to the designer, a part of it is made of glass. Mac considers Nagisa a mere phone sketch, so he might tweak
We’re once again on the green side of things, thanks to a concept smartphone designed with recycling in mind. Dubbed the Revive Smartphone, this unit was created by Kinneir Dufort, while the UI is the work of Duncan Shotton. Revive can be easily disassembled and recycled, with its components being