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Nokiaâ€™s blog have published some interesting concepts Nokia phones from the past on their blog, and from the many designs the one above, the Nokia Kinect, in particular caught my eye.
The design, which seems pretty standard and could easily be a Windows Phone 7 Chassis 1 device, has one unique feature â€“ a movable weight in the base which allows the device to pop up from lying flat when a call comes in.
The concept device features:
- For every incoming call, text, email or alarm, the phone raised up from lying down. If itâ€™s not the right person calling or you wish to dismiss the alarm, simply tap the phone back down to dismiss.
- Camera capture button at bottom right of phone means you grip the phone like an SLR camera when taking a photo.
- Standby mode is perfectly balanced; Screen is raised from the surface.
- Top half is 8mm in thickness with bottom being 18mm.
- The shape and weight at the bottom of the phone mean ergonomically it is much better to hold than other phones.
- 2 taps on power button allows you to manually set stand up mode. (For a clock on your desk, a digital photoframe, or to play music).
- Proximity sensor on front of the phone, means that the stand up feature does not activate when in your pocket.
The student project designed by Jeremy Innes-Hopkins for Nokia at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and was interestingly intended to reach market in 2012. See many more pictures at Yanko Design here.