Hopefully arriving slightly before the end of time...
I can be a bit sniffy about concept products because there’s something of a wouldn’t-it-be-cool-if factor about them that does nothing more than make us feel dissatisfied with what we’ve got. Still, Nokia could really be onto something here.
The ‘Morph’ is a concept mobile phone it has developed in conjunction with the University of Cambridge and is science fiction of the first degree, yet ingeniously well thought out Sci-Fi.
As the name suggests, the Morph can transform itself into different shapes – ranging from a candybar phone to a credit card shaped multimedia device and even a wearable wrist bracelet. This is done through ‘newly-enabled flexible and transparent materials’ (nanotechnology is in there, m’kay?) which also helps the Morph to self clean and even monitor the environment around it. A screened headset is also fitted into the handset which can be detached when walking around while both parts are sustained via solar energy.
Naturally enough, we ”are” in fantasy land here, but even in fantasy land it’s important to see that the major manufacturers are headed in the right direction (unlike the fairly uninspiring Nokia Eco) and the Morph is a stunner we can all look forward to…
…even if it does steal its name from the greatest claymation character of them all.