LG Crystal GD900 is a slider with а transparent, touch screen keypad. It allows to enter numbers and type messages in a usual manner and also through gestures. You can control all functions of the phone with a 3 inch touch sensitive display. LG Crystal has 8 megapixel sensor and supports DivX and Xvid content with a resolution, not exceeding 352x288 pixels. It also provides 1.5GB built-in memory and supports micro SDHC cards up to 32GB.
There are a pair of headphones, software CD, user manual, wall charger and USB cable in a kit.
Screen: 3 inch, 16 M color, TFT screen
1.5 GB internal memory
8 mega pixel camera with flash
Motorola has decided to surprise everyone and created a new model of a luxury phone - MOTOAURA. For the first time the phone has a circular screen with a TFT-matrix of 1.55 inches. The screen is covered with a sapphire crystal weighing 62 carats. Convex glass creates an unusual optical effect. The body is made of polished steel with etched pattern. In the turning mechanism are used tungsten bearings covered with carbon that provides a soft glide and a clear fixation. Motorola Aura is made up of more than 700 separate parts and 130 bearings in rotating mechanism. The phone's design, materials used and gears seen in transparent window on the back cover remind of luxury vintage Swiss watches.
The phone has music player, 2GB memory, 2 megapixel camera and internet support.
Size: 96 x 47 x 18 mm
Weight: 141 g
Screen: 480 x 480px
Camera: 2 Megapixels
MP3 Player: Yes
Java Support: Yes
Radio Support: No
Designer: Eric Stoddard
Speed Design Studio developed a concept of a new mobile phone specially for LG. LG Tag is an accessory that clips to the ear and makes your hands free. Simple touch screen makes it easy to move around. LG Tag has compact size, but is able to solve complex tasks. For example, entering data through a computer connected via cable or wirelessly. There is also a possibility to navigate with a voice control. The user has access to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
LG wants to be more original and therefore has big hopes for this little accessory, that repeats LG logo in shape and color. There are no buttons – just a round touch screen and a microphone with speaker on rear panel. We impatiently look forward to hear the reviews of the users.
Designer: Fabien Nauroy
Shape of this mobile was inspired by an envelope. Instead of a letter there is a screen inside, which can be pulled out and function as a separate device.
This phone has a keyboard with an AZERTY layout and a small LCD display above. The leather case contains a second pocket for holding an additional screen. The most interesting part of this phone is the pull-out LED display that can be used for storing, editing and sharing files and pictures. This magic screen allows you to surf webpages and share photos with others. It can be used as a photo frame and a book. Screen uses special E-ink technology which imitates a real ink on a paper. It creates unique design and spends much less energy. Nokia E97 supports two SIM cards.
The first Galaxy model was a great success – over 10 millions sold in 2010. Samsung expects more with Galaxy S2 in 2011. Second model is slimmer, faster and has got new features.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of the thinnest smart phones produced in 2011 - 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm and its weight is only 116 grams. Samsung managed to achieve such dimensions using a plastic cover for the phone.
Galaxy S2 is considered to be a strong rival for iPhone and the main reason for that is supporting Flash. Android browser easily manages with flash content inaccessible for iPhone.
Operating System: Android v2.3 Gingerbread
CPU/ Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual Core Application
Connectivity for Internet: 3G HSPA+ and Wi-Fi
Display Size: 4.27 inches
Display Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels
Camera Size: 8.0 Mega Pixel Cameras
Secondary camera: 2.0-Mega Pixel
Internal Memory: 1GB
Supports up to 32 GB with MicroSD External card Slot
Audio Format: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eACC
Recording: FULL HD (1080p)@30fps
Business centric features
Audio Jack: 3.5mm
Stereo FM Radio
GPS with A-GPS
Adobe Flash 10.1 support
Android Brower, RSS Reader
Google Maps with Latitude, Places, Navigation (beta)
Talk Time of 18.3 hours on 2G/ 9 hours on 3G
Dimensions: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm
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Designer: Jung Dae Hoon
Dial Phone is a first mobile phone that looks like a bracelet and can be worn on a wrist. The idea combines cutting-edge technology and vintage associations. It reminds of old-fashioned dial phones. Mobile phone producers look for new ways to attract customers. The combination of a phone and accessories can be a productive idea.
Bracelet phone is operated by turning the dial. Different characters are projected with light beams on a surface below.
Designer: Hironao Tsuboi
Japanese mobile operator unveiled a new mobile phone model - LIGHT POOL. This mobile phone was created by a Japanese designer Hironao Tsuboi for Toshiba. It belongs to the designer series iida. LIGHT POOL is designed in the clamshell form factor. The presence of triangular forms is associated with Nokia Prism phones. But the function of these design elements is quite different. When you turn on the music in the dark 22 LEDs start to create different visual effects depending on the rhythm of the music. There are about 60 variations of light effects, created by Masakatsu Takagi – musician and artist.
In addition to dynamic scintillation magic triangles can form numbers to show time.
- Colors: white, pink and black
- Display: 3.2 inch, 480 × 854 pixel, TFT – LCD
- Camera: 8.08 mega pixel
- Card: 16GB, microSDHC
- Bluetooth, GPS
- Size 110 × 50 × 17.8 mm
- Weight: 132 gr
Designer : Johan Loekito
Samsung Proxima is the second mobile phone after Dial Phone which is placed in the bracelet. But design and function of this model are completely different. The phone itself is a separate unit, which can be attached or removed from the bracelet. The plastic bracelet has a search phone function. When the mobile phone is strongly away from the bracelet, special alarm is activated through sound or vibration. If your phone is not far away, but you do not know whether it is in а closet, in a bag or on the fridge - you can save time by turning on a phone search mode.
The phone itself is a small black removable unit made in a clamshell form factor and has three displays. The first screen is on the front and performs the technology of electronic ink, allowing to work without too much energy. There are two touch OLED-displays with a virtual keyboard inside.
With Samsung Proxima you can determine and contact the owners of other similar phones near by.
Apple has released a new accessory that complements the iPhone and combines the functions of watches, communicator and fitness bracelet.
iWatch was designed to perform a convenient way of communication from your wrist. Apple intelligently thought out design variation that you can choose.
Numerous combinations of case materials, screen themes and straps can make your Apple Watch look unique.
2 size options:
6 body options:
Space Black Stainless Steel
Space Grey Aluminum
18-Karat Yellow Gold
18-Karat Rose Gold
3 style options (collections):
Apple Watch (sapphire crystal, steel)
Apple Watch Sport (Ion-X glass, aluminum)
Apple Watch Edition (sapphire crystal, gold)
Navigation is performed with a Retina touch screen, capable of recognizing the longitude and pressing force and Digital Crown wheel, able to zoom and scroll the content.
In addition to the functions of watches, this gadget allows you to answer incoming calls, send quick visual and audio messages, use the navigation map, view photos and get a clear picture of your all-day physical activity .
Apple Watch became a part of the new Apple Pay payment system and now you can pay with a wallet on your wrist.
Price depending on the choice of the case and the strap from $ 349 to $ 5,000.
Successful combination of various functions of the phone, fitness bracelet and watches.
Numerous design combinations of cases, screen themes and straps
Clock synchronization is not possible with other devices Apple, except the iPhone.
The battery needs recharging daily active use.
Apple Watch will be a perfect gift for an impatient gadget fan who has an iPhone and wants to become the first owner of the new gadgets line.
A more exacting gadget collector should wait until the crude version will be tested by the impatient ones and the improved model of Apple watch will come to the market.
Designer : Dua Xiong
LG Flutter was called a blooming flower and a fan in many reviews. It’s design can really give many associations. Being folded, the phone has a sleek and unique look with a combination of glossy number pad and matt finished body. It provides comfort while holding in hand. At front there are an analog watch and LG logo, with the camera underneath. When unfolded, a touch screen scrolls radically and provides all controls of the phone.
Probably this phone can also be useful when it gets hot, if you swing it fast…
The start of the millennium marked the peak of mobile phones diversity. Phones were significantly different in design, operating systems and prices. In 2007 the iPhone virus appered and "designer phones" were wiped out as quickly as dinosaurs in the fall of a meteorite. Prototypes of "futuristic" mobile phones had no time for inception – rather manufacturers switched to flat panel phones, luring users into imaginary pleasures of endless applications.
How long will the hegemony of the monotonous flat screens last and what are the future trends of mobile phones, FutureNow has inquired amongst its readers:
- "Flat screens" will continue to dominate the mobile phone market hence it is not the time to wait for a revolution. Users quickly get used to a mini computer in their pocket and do not want to part with it. Small changes will gradually appear in new models: more sustainable batteries, wireless charging and other advanced technical features.
- Telephones-computers, integrated into the user's body, will soon become the new trend for people who want to feel like comic book heroes. The miniaturization of computer chips will allow incorporation of their favorite gadget not only into their lives but also bodies, letting them constant connectivity without any worry of leaving the unit behind.
- The emergence of foldable displays and opportunities of using new materials will enable radical change to the appearance of mobile devices. The incorporation of mobile phones in any items will be possible. You will be able to talk to the bracelet or the teddy bear. The emergence of the Apple iWatch watch became a successful experiment on the synthesis of cell phones and accessories.
- The trend is to rebel against a phone with endless applications. People reach for alternative mobile phones with no frills facilitating only calls and messaging in an attempt to save time. This trend formed two lines - the reincarnation of vintage phones and the arrival of new minimalist models. Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna and other celebrities have been spotted with old flip phones. The Motorola company definitely tracks the trends recalling its famous phone Moto Razr in a new commercial. Mini mobile phones have become an alternative to vintage phones. A new generation of minimalistic phones the size of a credit card with a phone call and text message functions.
- Perhaps the leap in human development will finally turn on dormant telepathic abilities and the need for mobile phones will disappear naturally.
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Designer: Seunghan Song
Phone as a piece of transparent plastic so far is only a concept. But the probability of such gadget is quite high according to the technology used in the transparent touch screen of LG Crystal GD900.
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