Stretch itÂ¦ Bend itÂ¦ Future Mobile phones from NOKIA
I remember when the Apple iPhone came out. I had a deep sense that there was no way Iâ„¢d buy a normal mobile phone ever again. I also started thinking: what comes next Well it looks like Iâ„¢ve found the answer over at Nokia HQ. In fact, if you are in New York you can go along and see the future of mobile phones right now at The Museum of Modern Art. Nokia Research Centre and the University of Cambridgeâ„¢s Nanoscience Centre have launched Morph, a joint nanotech concept. This device concept showcases some revolutionary leaps being explored by Nokia Research Center (NRC) in collaboration with the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre (United Kingdom) â€œ Nanoscale technologies that will potentially create a world of radically different devices that open up an entirely new spectrum of possibilities.
Morph is a concept that demonstrates how future mobile devices might be stretchable and flexible, allowing the user to transform their mobile device into radically different shapes. It demonstrates the ultimate functionality that nanotechnology might be capable of delivering: flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces.The device, which is made using nanotechnology, is intended to demonstrate how cell phones in the future could be stretched and bent into different shapes, allowing users to morph their devices into whatever shape they want. Want to wear your cell phone as a bracelet No problem, just bend it around your wrist.
Even though Morph is still in early development, Nokia believes that certain elements of the device could be used in high-end Nokia devices within the next seven years. And as the technology matures, nanotechnology could eventually be incorporated into Nokiaâ„¢s entire line of products to help lower manufacturing costs. Nokia Morph is truly an absolutely wonderful gadget with flexible bending and wearing options and surely the best in the gadgets segment from the house of Nokia
Nanotechnology may one day lead to low cost manufacturing solutions, and offers the possibility of integrating complex functionality at a low price. Nanotechnology also can be leveraged to create self-cleaning surfaces on mobile devices, ultimately reducing corrosion, wear and improving longevity. Nanostructured surfaces, such as Nanoflowers naturally repel water, dirt, and even fingerprints utilizing effects also seen in natural systems.
Professor Mark Welland, Head of the Department of Engineering's Nanoscience Group at the University of Cambridge and University Director of Nokia-Cambridge collaboration added: "Developing the Morph concept with Nokia has provided us with a focus that is both artistically inspirational but, more importantly, sets the technology agenda for our joint nanoscience research that will stimulate our future work together." Nano Technology has evolved as an all together different technology area in the mobile world. Mobile phones are advancing at a great and faster pace than never before and Nokia Morph is truly a mobile wonder. This phone has been developed by Nokia Research Center and the University of Cambridge. Mobile phones like Nano Morph certainly depict the upcoming Nano Technology and it will surely be a front-runner in the use of various gadgets and technologies be it Computers, Air Conditioners, Robots, Cars or like this one viz Mobile phones and smartphones. Nokia Morph is truly an absolutely wonderful gadget with flexible bending and wearing options and surely the best in the gadgets segment from the house of Nokia. Wonder what will be next from Nokia, Worldâ„¢s leader in the Communication segment.
It would also feature self-cleaning to prevent wear and tear based on nanostructures called ËœNano flowersâ„¢ which do not absorb liquids or retain fingerprints. The Nokia Morph phone would also include a detachable speaker that could clip onto the ear or connect to the phone as a speaker. In addition, the battery is solar powered with built in self-charging high density solar charging modules called Nanograss which are capable of recharging faster than any other battery solution.
Morph phones would have Nanosensors to inform users of wireless environments and enable them to make choices on the available wireless networks. The phones would also be able to analyze the pollution levels of the environment and monitor the userâ„¢s surroundings.
NOKIA MORPH FLEXIBLE PHONE CONCEPT
The partnership between Nokia and the University of Cambridge was announced in March, 2007 - an agreement to work together on an extensive and long term programme of joint research projects. NRC has established a research facility at the University's West Cambridge site and collaborates with several departments - initially the Nanoscience Center and Electrical Division of the Engineering Department - on projects that, to begin with, are centered on nanotechnology.
With the ability of the phone to take on a variety of shapes and sizes, most people may not need to change phones so often as they currently have been doing so every 1.5 years on average. According to Nokia, it would take seven years before Morph phones are available at consumer markets.
The Morph concept technology carries numerous interesting features for future mobile devices.
1. Newly-enabled flexible transparent materials blend more seamlessly with the way we live.
2. Devices become self-cleaning and self-preserving.
3. Transparent electronics offering an entirely new aesthetic dimension.
4. Built-in solar absorption might charge a device, whilst batteries become smaller, longer lasting and faster to charge.
5. Integrated sensors might allow us to learn more about the environment around us, empowering us to make better choices.
In addition to the advances above, the integrated electronics would cost less and include more functionality in a much smaller space, even as interfaces are simplified and usability is enhanced.
Mobile phones like Nano Morph certainly depict the upcoming Nano Technology and it will surely be a front-runner in the use of various gadgets and technologies be it Computers, Air Conditioners, Robots, Cars or like this one viz Mobile phones and smartphones.