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Nokia started research on flexible cell phone Februarie 27, 2008

Posted by MoshutZu in IT si Comunicatii, Stiri.
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Imagine tapping out text messages on a device the size of an index card and as flat as a piece of paper, then folding it in thirds to hold it to your ear and make a phone call. Refold it in a slightly different shape and wrap it around your wrist, where it becomes a watch and also communicates with an ear bud that lets you talk hands free. Nokia researchers, along with researchers at the University of Cambridge in England, have created an animated video describing such a vision for mobile devices, which could come in the future through nanotechnology developments.

The animation shows practical applications for several specific types of work that the scientists are developing based on their nanotechnology research, said Tapani Ryhanen, the head of multimedia devices research at Nokia Research Center. The concept video was created at the prodding of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which opened an exhibit February 24 called”Design and the Elastic Mind,”he said. Currently, the researchers have developed “bits and pieces” of the technologies envisioned in the concept “but we are not yet at the level that we could integrate those things together into a device that we’re showing in this animation,” Ryhanen said. Some features of the device could start appearing in commercial products as soon as seven years from now, Nokia said.

Source: Washington Post

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