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Design by Community sketches finally up.

Many moons after the end of voting for features in Nokia Conversations’ “Design by Community” project, the design sketches for the concept devices have been published.

The features chosen by the community were:-

Display and UI: 4-inch capacitive 16:9. Power button, camera, zoom and volume button controls
60 x 110 x 6-10mm
Auto lens cover
Soft touch
Single colour
Super strength
OS: Open source operating system with unlimited multitasking
Connectivity: Support for 802.11 n/b/g wireless standards, USB 3 connectivity, HDMI connectivity, cable charger and Dolby Surround Sound
Camera: 8-megapixel, 4X optical zoom, Dual LED and Xenon flash, HD video capture and instant image capture
Enhancements: Kinetic power booster, multiple OS support, surround sound speakers, upgradable Flash memory, upgradable image sensor

And while obviously some of these features are impossible to illustrate and/or feasibly manufacture, they represent what most Nokia geeks would love in their devices (barring the keyboard aficionados).

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that these sketches could possibly have been for real devices albeit slightly tweaked to fit the desired specs.

The design language to me remains consistent with previously released/ leaked devices.

Sketch 1 is obviously reminiscent of the N8

Sketch 2 is much like the current X6

While Sketch 3 looks remarkably like the leaked “C7”

Chances are we’ll see devices with VERY similar looks in the near future.

Leave your opinions in the comments or hop on over to Nokia conversations and leave your feedback there.


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  1. onekitty21
    July 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    wow cant wait to get one.

  2. onekitty21
    July 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    hope theyll make it in pink as well :))

  3. Andre
    July 26, 2010 at 9:31 pm


  4. skills
    July 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    the specs do sound very awesome, but its gonna be very hard to make a device like this eventhough we’re talking about nokia and we all knwo what they can do if they want 😀 the third sketch looks for me like a mixup with iphone & htc desire…

    • Andre
      July 26, 2010 at 9:41 pm

      I think the asymmetry is a nice touch on Sketch 3. Would make a nice C-series device IMO.

  5. John Wiegand-forson
    July 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Actually the third sketch has the back of the Nokia E72 but very nice sketches as a Product/Industrial design student these are the standards that I am aiming for. I bet these where actual designs pitched to the higher ups at Nokia. My knees would go weak if we saw these designs on actual future handsets running Meego 🙂

    • Andre
      July 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm

      Such high hopes :-P.
      I hope they keep the N8 design language though. It’s unique, and nice.

  6. NeNoRmAl
    July 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    The model of the first sketch have the best build quality design.See, the whole front of the phone is from one single piece of aluminium and only the back parts of the ends are made of plastic.
    So this design is even better than N8’s, and It’s the most sturdy of all three presented here.

  7. July 26, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Amusing how all the text in the drawings is exactly the same. 😉

    • mj
      July 26, 2010 at 11:30 pm

      well, its all the same as we all want the same things. really, we just want it all 😉

  8. Yougo
    July 26, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    The first concept is perfect for me, it should be the n8 successor running s4

  9. Jim
    July 27, 2010 at 12:37 am

    I like the second design.

  10. Jim
    July 27, 2010 at 12:57 am

    I was also thinking about nokia kinetic design without the fat lower part. what do you think? it would look like a nice device.

  11. James
    July 27, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Nice to see they all have Xenon flash.

  12. James
    July 27, 2010 at 3:32 am

    All these 3 have metal margins. Stylewise, I like the Nokia Kinetic Concept phone best.

  13. GordonH
    July 27, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Nokia’s touch screen designs and upcoming products looks great. But why isn’t Nokia making a few more”higher specs” phones models with e72/blackberry form factor?
    Not all consumers love touchscreen phones. Hope Nokia keeps improving its non-touchscreen devices and releases mid-high end specs for Candybar phones with T9/QWERTY pads.
    Nokia needs to put up a better fight against RIM too!!!

    • Andre
      July 27, 2010 at 3:38 am

      The faster they get to newer versions of Symbian, the faster they’ll be able to update the Blackberry style devices. The current versions simply do not support non-touch devices

      • GordonH
        July 27, 2010 at 4:37 am

        Sure hope you are right…. but at the moment no hints from Nokia on mid-high specs Blackberry style device lineup.

        • Andre
          July 27, 2010 at 4:55 am

          They’re looking at hybrid touch and keyboard options and their viability for business use.
          In so far as portrait Qwerty’s noone really knows.

          • GordonH
            July 27, 2010 at 7:41 am

            “Portrait Qwerty’s ” are selling well in many countries but i guess only Nokia understands “viability for business use”.

  14. July 27, 2010 at 6:00 am

    what is the meaning of kinetic power booster?
    What i know about kinetic is most commonly brakes use friction to convert kinetic energy into heat. lol

    • Jim
      July 27, 2010 at 7:48 am

      “It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its current velocity. Having gained this energy during its acceleration, the body maintains this kinetic energy unless its speed changes. ” by wikipedia

      I think they were referring to scrolling (contacts, browser, etc..)

      • July 28, 2010 at 8:56 am

        Thanks for your explanation.. I try to search the ther keyword in wikipedia but no there were no results matching the query. lol

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