Nokia World isn’t all about the Lumia 800. Ok, maybe it’s mostly about the Lumia 800, but Nokia still has a few other tricks up its sleeves.
One of those tricks is the Nokia Kinetic Device, which is being used to demo the potential awesomeness of bendy display technology. Weird.
The Nokia Kinetic Device currently being manhandled in London is used to control music and photos, though it’s not hard to imagine the technology being applied in gaming and browsing.
Navigation is achieved via different combinations of bending and twisting. Bending forward with two hands, for example, zooms out. Intriguing. Pocket-lint reports that the screen remains crisp and sharp throughout.
Nokia is keeping tight-lipped with regards to when we might see the technology hit commercial devices, but we kinda hope it’s soon. It really is quite fascinating.
The Finnish manufacturer mentioned that the prototypes have to be tough as heck, as the technology almost invites the user to push it to its limits. Admittedly the first thing I’d want to try is folding it in half, but then I’m a big destructive kid.