Nokia Morph Cell Phone Concept

The Nokia Morph cell phone concept is currently featured in The Museum of Modern Art “Design and The Elastic Mind” exhibition.

(Nokia Morph cell phone concept)

Nokia is thinking at least a decade ahead, as far as consumer offerings are concerned - according to Nokia. According to the marketplace, that might be too long, because some of these features are already available.

For example, in terms of "morphing," Nokia engineers imagine that the cell phone could start out with a normal phone factor, but then unfold into a larger screen.

Check out these pictures of the Readius cell phone with a five-inch foldable display. They don't call it "morphing," but it's pretty cool.

Any way, as far as cell phone "concepts" are concerned, I've always liked some of the early sf descriptions, like the pocket phone from Heinlein's 1953 novella Assignment in Eternity, and the polycarbon phone screen from Gibson's 1986 novel Count Zero.

Via Nokia Morph concept - this futuristic gadget is all you’ll need; thanks to Moira for the tip.

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