Sometimes designers come to mind different thoughts about what awaits us in the future. Hence, designer Ilshat Garipov put pen to paper and came up with the Smartphone Booklet – a disposable phone as thin as a cardboard made possible by switching from traditional silicon to nano particles. The whole idea based on this future material – cheap compacted mix that includes a base (something like cardboard), and the “smart” nano particles that can uniting in various combinations to create computing power, microphones, speakers, displays and etc.
The Booklet unfolds like a pamphlet with each side representing a commonly used application or function. Manufacturers can cut it to any size and once it’s worn out, just recycle it. Don’t worry about private information because everything is served from a cloud. Power is supplied by, SURPRISE, the sun thanks to energy absorbing nano-particles. [source]
ECLIPSE is DECT telephone offering all the functions expected in a Digital telephone for today’s consumers. It consists of a base unit and handset embedded together in a single and continuous ellipsoidal form factor.The combination of curved contours combined with the visual absence of keypad and screen contribute to the minimalist and simplicity of an elegant sculptural aspect which challenges conventional assumptions about telephone design without compromising on the comfort and functionality. It definitely looks cool, kind of like those Bang & Olufsen phones, but do people still use landlines in these days with the popularity of smart phones? Maybe the designer need to add more functions to the phone like remote controller or something else except the pretty looking. [source]
Ever wondered how the phone of the future will look like? Phone producers show us every year some really superb concept phones and even if 99% of those phones never see the production line they give us a small glimpse of what the phones may look like in a not so distant future. In this post, we will present you with 11 Superb Concept Phones, they all have something special here and there, like some incredible flipping feature, awesome social networking function, see through design and our creative designers also think about some special but useful designs for blind and deaf.
1. Bio – A Incredible Flip Phone [link]
Here’s a flip phone that could put the “cool” back into clam shells. When a phone call or an email comes to you, “bio” informs you by lifting the edge of its cover. And if you touch it lightly, the cover automatically opens to “B” position. Its movement is not strong, but it helps your action gently. The cover is made of elastomer that is inserted with actuators like artificial muscles. When you enjoy web browsing or movies, the cover is turned to the backside, like a magazine held by one hand. You can hold “bio” tight with the rounded cover as a grap and operate it with buttons that appear on the cover.
On Mozilla Labs, there is an interesting topic about “Design the Future – Concept Series” which is an open forum for sharing your ideas, expertise & vision for the future of the Web, the Mozilla project and Firefox. Collectively, Mozilla will explore design directions, develop ideas and turn them into mock-ups & prototypes. And today we will present you one of their amazing concept the Seabird – an Amazing Mobile Phone Concept From Mozilla. (Yes, after Facebook, another famous IT company want to release their own phone).
The Mozilla Seabird, designed by Billy May, is an experiment in how users might interact with their mobile content as devices and technology advances.