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Nokia Concept Phones: The Next Communicator?

October 6, 2008 in Nokia Phone News

During the S60 Fifth Edition webcast, there were a couple slides that showed a generic touch-screen concept device. Normally, this wouldn’t be news except for this questionable picture on one slide:

Nokia's latest Communicator-ish Concept Device

Nokia's latest Communicator-ish Concept Device

So the left image is your stereotypical hand holding a stereotypical Nokia S60 phone. Fair enough. Now fast forward like 20 seconds later, and we get to the right image: the same S60 phone, now being used in landscape mode with a keyboard that materialized out of nowhere. Here’s what Cell Passion had to say about this one:

“The device seems to be an all-touchscreen phone that converts into a Communicator when the ‘pencil box’ form-factor is opened. According to the image, the touchscreen would then swivel to face the keyboard, which also seems to be a touchscreen than a physical keyboard!”

A combo touch-screen display/keyboard would be very, very cool. It’s too bad the image is so damn deceiving in itself – what’s with that gradient in the middle? Is the keyboard supposed to slide out and unfold too?

Nokia shows off new Communicator concept device, adds touch!

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cbeezer1
9/10/2009
9:55 pm

I own the E90 and it has major software deficiencies. The Symbian 60 OS basically screwed the E90. If the new communicator doesn’t retain actual phone keys on the front and doesn’t fix Calendar/contact limitations then my E90 will be the last Communicator I’ll ever own.

Flagship touchscreen phone rumours | UK Gadgeteer Website
10/23/2008
4:57 am

[...] Although the Nokia picture comes from a Nokia webcast, the exact image is courtesy of the Nokia Phone Blog. [...]


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