Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nokia Kinetic model exposed in prototype form

Impressed by Jeremy Innes-Hopkins Nokia Kinetic idea the other day? Then take a high-quality look at the image above. This is the actual prototype of the device, which unfortunately doesn't power on (or have anything to power on), but it look extraordinarily like the previous renders we have seen, and gives us a far better idea of the scale of the device. In case you missed it, the real clip of the concept is an electromagnet in the phone's base that allows it to stand up on reminder, and be flipped down to release an action, like an alarm or a video call. We also know that now Innes-Hopkins worked on the project at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London under the guidance of former Nokia Senior Designer Silas Grant, who was responsible for many of Nokia's first-class phones like the 8800 Scirocco. Beat up the gallery below for a closer look.

Update: Just to be real clear. This is not an actual Nokia theory, but a project completed by Innes-Hopkins for his final year at university -- so don't get your hopes up about it ever going into manufacture.

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