Project Hurricane Concept Phone, Designed by Liam Quinn, Now With Full Details

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Remember the Hurricane concept phone? We teased the device a while ago and now its creator, Liam Quinn has revealed more details regarding the handset. Let us remind you that Liam is 14 years old and still he can envision a hot smartphone of the future.

The phone uses a magnetic sliding mechanism and built in hinge to detach the 3.7 inch 16:9 AMOLED screen and share content with friends.

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Hurricane incorporates stereo speakers, TV out, a 3.5mm headphone jack and support for gesture control via the “3D Airspace” technology. The user will hold his hand above the device and raise it to increase the volume level or lower it to decrease the volume. Tracks will be skipped by waving the phone back and forth and you’ll pause songs simply by holding the hand over the phone for a few seconds.

Back to the specs, there’s a 2 megapixel videocall camera at the front, with Skype support and a 10 megapixel camera at the back with a transparent sliding lens cover, 3x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, plus a Xenon flash. As if those weren’t enough, smile shot, blink detection and anti shake are also on board.

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Flickr and Facebook uploads are supported via a 3G, EDGE or WiFi connection and you should know that Hurricane uses a virtual QWERTY keyboard. The OS of choice is Symbian, with a cube UI to make navigation and media access easier and 3 home screens for favorite apps, that you’ll download from Android Marketplace (hmmm, strange… Symbian + Android Market).

Last comes the surprise of this device: it can run Windows 7 remotely, just by clicking the Windows icon on the keyboard, since it allows the user to have instant access to the personal computer, wherever that is. You’ll be able to read and store files, create new documents and play games on the handset.

Overall, Hurricane is a lovely device, with a promising design and a very impressive specifications list and we’re waiting for more great works from Liam Quinn.

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[Thanks Liam]

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  • Tim Heard

    14! LOL. That’s awesome. I’m a recruiter, and I Googled allover the place trying to figure out who he was and where his website was. I love those designs. I have long wanted a UMPC/phone that didn’t have a touchscreen keyboard like the iPhone, and offered a larger keyboard than the one on my Blackberry. Even the slider phones aren’t quite what I want.

    I’d love to see the Hurricane eventually make it into production.

    14 or not, Liam has a lot of great creative ideas. I’m sure he’ll do well at whatever he puts his mind to.

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