May 1, 2008

New Nokia Concepts

Nokia has recently introduced a trio of concept phones at its first ever "Design Event" in Central London today that might roll out within 3 to 5 years' time. The first of the trio is a "People First" concept that comprises of a list of people you communicate with based on your last interaction with said person, although I'm not sure where the minimum 3-year delay comes in for what seems like a pretty simple software tweak. Next up is the "Zero Waste Charger" that aims to minimize power consumption, having the device communicate with the charger to activate only when it needs power. Last but not least we have the confusing "Wears in, not out" concept which is already commonplace today. I wonder what the folks at Nokia were smoking when they came up with this statement in their press bulletin.

"As more services become available on our mobile devices this concept explores how people could potentially upgrade their devices digitally rather than physically in the future, giving people an additional choice on how they use and update their mobile phones."

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