This unique cellphone design is a refreshing new take on traditional cellphone design. This flip phone opens up on a 180 degree hinge to reveal a large frameless screen, that gives you a compact phone without having to compromise on media rich content.
Cellphone technology has advanced dramatically in the last 10 years. Phones are released with features that seemed impossible now becoming commonplace. Mobile broadband has become pretty much standard fare on modern cellphones. The data speeds these phones provide have made our little mobile friends, portable windows into the world wide web. The biggest problem we’ve faced to date though is the necessity to balance the need of a larger display with the need of more portable devices.
This is one of the reasons cellphones have been “yo-yoing”, size-wise; adapting to a new technology until super sleek, until the bloat sets in, as it needs to accommodate some new bulky improvement in mobile technology. The touch screen phone by Nils Siegel has been one such development, giving birth to a new generation of “larger than your hand” handsets. This phone and its frameless screens represent the crash diet for touch screen phones. The flip design and inner screens create a super compact mobile that folds out into a super capable touch screen phone.
In conjunction with the innovative design, this phone sports very unique thumb-driven user interface. The normal icon interface is a remnant of the point-and-click and scrolling age. Touch provides many unique control options which until now have not really been leveraged by any manufacturer. While not quite on par with those super cool displays in Minority Report, this two-thumb interface seems intuitive and innovative, making use of overlaid commands and gestures.
This phone design may not be the answer to all of our future phone prayers, but it does represent a whole host of possibilities in future cellphone designs. The idea for the frameless screens in particular creates a host of possibilities for future more powerful phones. I’d love to see the two screens being able to work independently, allowing true multi-tasking. Perhaps you could be browsing the web on one screen while making notes on the other, or maybe allowing video conference calling.
Once we leave traditional styling behind, we open the door to a plethora of untraditional and extraordinary uses of our mobiles.