Seriously playful

This Nokia Kinetic concept phone uses kinetic movement to stand itself up as a call comes in.

A proximity feature means that ‘stand- up’ can’t be activated in pockets and Innes-Hopkins claims that the phone – which is 8mm thick at the top and 18mm at the bottom – is ergonomically better for the user than other phones.

Innes-Hopkins’ tutor on the project was former Nokia senior designer Silas Grant. Nokia works with the university to facilitate product design briefs and Innes-Hopkins says, ‘I’m waiting to hear back if they can do anything with it.’ Nokia may use the technology in other products.

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  • Richard Heathcote November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Deary me. I know Nokia are having to do something different to stand out in the smartphone market, and in principle I think the rising effect this phone would do is very cool, but look at the chunkiness of that base of the phone! It’s massive! Can’t be nice to hold or use.

  • James Kessell November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    hmmm, yes – one wouldn’t want it to stand up in your pocket. “Is that an incoming call or are you just pleased to see me?”

  • mohammed chopdat November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    love it!

  • Luwaga Gyaviira November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    fantastic creation..I’d love to see it in use…great work

  • Ben Davies November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    is there not a basic geometry problem here – the base lump is radial not cylindrical?

  • alkendi almazroui November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    i nead the phoan

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