Friday, October 13, 2006

Nokia's concept phone


Nokia has released images of Aeon, a concept phone that combines two touch-sensitive panels mounted on a fuel-cell power pack.


Each of the panels is capable of being used independently. The touch-screen displays man that all 'buttons' are virtual, so in one situation one panel could operate as the display, the other as the keypad. In another the roles could be reversed. Or each display could serve both functions.


Devices like this are all part of Nokia's vision of 'wearable technology'. Users could wear the lightweight panels as a badge, or connected to a wrist-strap.

Nokia are also keen to establish a new wireless standard. Wibree is basically an upgraded bluetooth which would allow the Aeon to be a 'thin-client', farming out processing and storage tasks to static servers.
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool phone. Heard a bit about it. Looks like it could be a bit of a pain in wet weather, however...

Anonymous said...

A correction:

"Each of the panels IS (not 'are') capable of being used independently." When words are one's tools, they should be used correctly.

Enjoyed the rest of the article though!

brett jordan said...

Ta, fixed.

Anonymous said...

if this phone is produced in sydney,australia when will that be, what will the purchase price be, and where will it be sold?

brett jordan said...

it's only a concept anon...

Pedro said...

I sold this phone
Lisbon -PORTUGAL
pedro.oliveira.vt@gmail.com.pt

Sasha said...

wat u mean by sain "its only a concept" is this phone not yet made in real??