Photos: Nokia shows off flexible phones

Photos: Nokia shows off flexible phones

Summary: The partnership between Nokia and Cambridge University bears fruit in the form of a concept handset, unveiled at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


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  • Nokia Research Centre (NRC) and Cambridge University have unveiled a concept phone they say shows the potential benefits of nanotechnology.

    Morph, as the device is called, was launched on Monday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of an exhibition entitled "Design and the Elastic Mind".

    Morph demonstrates flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces -- all features made possible in a handheld device through the use of nanotechnology.

  • This picture shows Morph in its standard mobile-phone mode. The device can also assume other guises, such as that of a music player or wristwatch (see next picture).

    According to Dr Tapani Ryhanen, Nokia's lead at the NRC Cambridge UK laboratory, Morph's creators "hope that this combination of art and science will showcase the potential of nanoscience to a wider audience".

    "The research we are carrying out is fundamental to this as we seek a safe and controlled way to develop and use new materials," Ryhanen added.

Topics: Nokia, Emerging Tech, Mobility

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  • The Nokia concept will not be considered to put in production, its only a project developed for a Nano Technology concept Show! Its to show the possibility of future mobiles only hI according to nowadays tech!
    But on the otherhand, The Nokia Morph its a very possible concept as reserches and test for the technology is already being carried out at the Cambrige Nanotech Reseach Facility. Information can be found at: