Nokia concept phone stands up when called

Nokia concept phone stands up when calledA new Nokia concept phone has been revealed, with a rather interesting twist. When you receive a call, or when the alarm goes off, the phone stands up from a lying down position.

The concept phone, called the Nokia Kinetic, has a moveable weight in the bottom, with an electromagnet that effectively makes the phone stand up when you receive an alert. You can dismiss the call or alarm with a tap, and the Kinetic goes back to lying down.

The Nokia Kinetic was designed by Jeremy Innes-Hopkins at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, and overseen by tutor Silas Grant, former Senior Designer at Nokia.

Jeremy describes the phone as “a magical mobile that makes receiving a call, text, email or alarm more playful by converting digital information into kinetic movement.”

Head over to Jeremy’s site for more pics.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 6, 2011 at 19:16

OMG... I bet you can also attach your paper clips to it what with the magnet and all. Put the innovation resources into battery design - kinetic boosters etc -, then start dreaming up things like that. And who wants that knob in their pockets?

Reser  Apr. 6, 2011 at 21:22

so what happens when it is in your pocket, is it going to start trying to stand up as well? That would be rather uncomfortable. Stupid idea..would be nice for a landline but for a mobile phone think of something useful. Nokia are just getting desperate now, I can bet it will not be long before Nokia is long forgotton.

stezo2k  Apr. 6, 2011 at 21:39

Concept or not that phone is f'in gorgeous although i don't want Symbian or WinMo :p Android FTW for me. Still lovin' my Desire HD

emmajk42 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2011 at 21:53

Is that a Nokia Kinetic in your pocket or are you just glad to see me :D <3

Admin  Apr. 6, 2011 at 23:16

Haha I just came here to write the same thing.

lizard980  Apr. 6, 2011 at 23:20

****' magnets, how do they work?

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 6, 2011 at 23:29

But seriously: a magnet of that strength...I'd imagine there'd be all sorts of interference with the radio, camera, speaker, microphone... Now back to the smut brigade :p

paijwar  Apr. 7, 2011 at 11:08

Excellent design

martin4  Apr. 7, 2011 at 15:45

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 7, 2011 at 16:20

@martin4
you're right, but these concepts were now 'revived' by Nokia ;)
http://www.news.google.co.uk/news/search?aq=f&pz=1&hdlOnly=1&cf=all&ned=uk&hl=en&q=nokia+concept+kinetic

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 7, 2011 at 16:22

...but what's been bugging me: it's a very b&o kinda style. The guy's designing for the wrong brand

martin4  Apr. 7, 2011 at 17:01

@JanSt good point. I like the Scentsory one the best. Fat chance of Nokia listening to any of these other than the humdrum Dragonfly one.

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