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Concept Nokias: The Nokia Kinetic

Now before you say anything about the uneven base, you’ve got to know there’s some function behind it. (Thanks for the heads up Keith!)

As described in the blurb,

“The Nokia Kinetic is a magical mobile phone that makes receiving a call, text, or email more playful by converting digital information into kinetic movement”

Basically, for incoming notification, the phone will spontaneously stand up.

It’s a 2009 design so still features the classic mini usb port. So glad pretty much everything’s gone micro. Remember the fuss when moving away from Mini USB and how all our cables were mini? Anyway, off topic.

It is a very playful design, it reminds me of that egg toy that lies down and bobs back up. The blurb continues to say this is intended for business users – which based on their general conservative tones will probably not appreciate that J-LO inspired bottom.

The front face however, and if the phone was univorm slim all over, would look quite beautiful, no? It’s kinda N81ish, now iPhone 4ish. I love how the bottom swoops around to the back instead of having a full sandwich effect.

Something a little like below (although could be more tastefully done with more time and skills :p)

Via JeremyInnesHopkins via thedesignblog

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  1. Ol'Grandpa
    July 19, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Sadly it will never see the light of the day.
    I dont understand why they cant produce this kind of phones. This loaded with S4 or MeeGo would be so awesome. But they insist in designs that were thought in the 90s.
    The best looking thing I saw so far is the N8 and this one beats it.

  2. Keith
    July 19, 2010 at 8:29 am

    the concept is actually kinda cool. However, IMO, it won’t be that useful when we’re outside of our house and have to keep the phone in the pocket. But I like the design, it’s pretty unique and can make someone think it’s going against the laws of physics. And, we don’t know what other kinetic gestures this phone would use, which will be very interesting to see.
    However, the Nokia Morph concept sounds much better than ANY other phone concept I’ve ever seen. But it’s far from reality; at least for now.

    • Ludwig van
      July 20, 2010 at 5:52 am

      It’s not really thick though. Top is 8mm and the bottom is 18mm so it should fit in a pocket. What’s nice about that bottom is that it functions as a handle when taking pictures. 🙂 And because the weight will in the bottom half it’s easier to keep in hand when tapping the screen. Great design. I really hope they make a phone like that.

  3. tina allman
    July 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I really like the whole kinetic thing it’s got going on and visually it is very sexy but I’m not sure that it would be naturally comfortable in the hand. I would have to see and play with it. Concerned that the base may feel too bulky.

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