NEC is launching its smallest ever mobile handset next week, created by its in-house team, headed by NEC Corporation design manager Toru Ichihashi. The product goes on show at the CeBIT technology show, which opens in Hanover today. The credit card-sized product is a 2.5 Generation device featuring a camera and ultra-thin circuit board to reduce size and weight. The credit card-sized handset measures 85mm by 54mm and is designed to be used in conjunction with an earphone and mic. It goes on sale later this year.
The BlackBerry Motion has ditched the brand’s signature keyboard and has a 14cm-wide touchscreen, with an Apple-style home button at the bottom.
Supple Studio has designed the copywriting company’s new branding, which incorporates quote marks in a mixture of classic and contemporary typefaces.
This year’s exhibition features a wheelchair that can climb stairs, a language-translating earpiece and a brand identity for Wales.
A new fundraising book features contributions from Manchester creatives including Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, which have been inspired by Tony Walsh’s poem This is the Place.