Do you want your phone to look like your wristwatch?, Pen? or even like your arm band? Do you like a phone which never need to charge its batteries? 🙂 Nokia is working on making this into reality with the support of Nanotechnology. Recently at Design and The Elastic Mind” exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art, Nokia Research Center (NRC) in collaboration with the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre (United Kingdom) released its Morph concept technology.
Nanotechnology enables materials and components that are flexible, stretchable, transparent and remarkably strong, and Nokia believes this can be applied to making Flexible, Changing, Self-Cleaning communication devices with Advanced Power Sources (such as solar power utilization). Your device will also be capable of – Environment sensing. It can measure analyzing air pollution, to gaining insight into bio-chemical traces and processes.
Tarmo Virki of CNET Says “The market for Internet services is approaching 100 billion Euros, and Nokia is the first big mobile phone manufacturer to embrace the Internet media business. Close rivals Samsung and Sony Ericsson could follow, but are a couple of years behind”. While Forrester Research says mobile Internet users to triple over next five years to 125 million just in the Western Europe, Nokia confirms their wild ideas like Apple and Google succeeded with many such ideas. Nokia now has its global device market share about 40% in Q4 of 2007, so reaching their customers with innovative products is something they are working hardly now.
Changing new directions is not new to Nokia. They started as wood-pulp manufacturer in 1865 (Nokia wood Mills), after acquired by Finnish Rubber Works, they entered in to telephone and telegraph cables manufacturing. They were also involved in producing telephone and telegraph cables, and finally they entered in 1967 into commercial and military mobile radio communications technology.
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