It is hardly possible to surprise anyone with a cell phone now. Any self-respecting citizen has them, and they are sold on every corner. Even Vertu phones do not surprise anyone anymore. Below we will show you ten phone models that have already been manufactured, will be manufactured, or will remain concepts forever. One thing we know for sure: their jaw will drop from their appearance.
13) Torbjorn Eriksson concept phone
Ericsson seems to have decided to go back to basics and make a phone that resembles old rotary devices. Apparently, the disc technology has long been lost, so it was necessary in the old fashioned way - with buttons. Well, it turned out very unusual, although it resembles an iPod-control system.
By the way, Sony, which absorbed Eriksson in its time, has nothing to do with this concept.
12) Concepts from ModeLabs France
To be honest, it's hard for me to say something intelligible about these phones. That is, do not tell me that it is possible for this to communicate at a distance, it would never have occurred to me to speak into these devices.
The main thing about these phones is that they work without batteries. Solar energy, vibration, shaking, movement - that is what feeds them. And the U-turn generates energy every time you open and close its lid.
Unfortunately, I could not find out what the stage of completion of these projects is.
11) BenQ Asymmetric Concept
BenQ, especially after the merger with the German company Siemens, is one of the largest suppliers of unusual novelties to the market. However, not all projects reach the market, and it seems to me that this project will suffer the same fate.
The asymmetrical model has a fully rotatable screen, and you can install it directly on the keyboard, and then your mobile phone will turn into a convenient game console. But will people agree to carry this absurd device with them just to play on the subway? I doubt it, because the project will no longer compete with phones, but with PSP, and this is almost unrealistic.
10) A bracelet phone with a built-in mp3 player
The bracelet phone concept was presented by Chinese designer Tao Ma. When you call, it starts vibrating, and you simply cannot help but notice the call. I'm afraid it will be difficult to write and read SMS on it due to the lack of a screen, but an mp3 player is built into the bracelet.
All control buttons are located on the inside of the bracelet, and you have to take it off every time to work with the phone. Not very convenient, but nothing gives this bracelet a high-tech device.
9) CUin5 Cell Phone Concept
If the last phone was clearly not liked by fans of short messages, then this one seems to be made for them. Its entire design is keys, keys, keys. There is, of course, a speaker and a microphone, but try to find them among this insane number of buttons.
But one "but" crosses out everything else. This phone does not have a display, like the previous device. Design is all about making practicality limp on both legs.
8) Snake phone from BenQSiemens
The convenience of this phone, which unambiguously hints at the resemblance to a snake by its name, is even more questionable than that of the previous two. You can put the phone on your wrist and you get an unusual bracelet, but how can you talk on it?
It looks very nice and unusual. But if someone can tell you how to still talk to this concept from the German telephone giant, I would be very grateful.
7) "Dark Mark" phone from Retroxis
Hooray! It is a phone that looks like a phone. A very stylish and beautiful phone with a display and a keyboard. Everything is like people. Even somehow unusual. The aesthetic design of the phone was invented by Lim Sze Tat, not forgetting to add convenience and functionality to the beautiful exterior.
The phone case is made of special high-quality polycarbonate compounds, and therefore it is highly durable with a very low weight. And the OLED display can disguise itself as a case when the phone is inactive, and make it even more stylish. Inside the device there is a 2-megapixel camera, mp3- and mp4-player, external OLED-display and internal liquid-crystal screen producing 262 thousand colors, Bluetooth and a viewer of the most popular document formats. Everything a modern phone user needs.
6) Onyx phone concept
Of course, now that the iPhone has appeared, you will no longer surprise anyone with a phone without a single physical button. However, the fully functional Onyx concept appeared almost a year earlier than its Apple sibling, which certainly deserves attention.
Everything is as it should be - a touch screen, control flexibility and extensive functionality.
However, what I will tell you, watch the video yourself. The developers have something to surprise you, even those who touched this mythical iPhone.
5) Black Box Phone Concept
And one more phone from the same series as the previous one. Thanks to the touch screen that occupies the entire front side, the design of the model can be absolutely anything. Maybe the iPhone is better both in terms of functionality and design (although controversial), but agree, it's always nice to get something unique. But iPhones will soon be at every second.
4) Nec Tag
The two previous phones could easily change the contents of their front panel, but their strict rectangular shape cannot be changed by any virtual means. But the Nec design, called "Tag", is made of flexible materials that will allow you to forget about the conventions of form. With the proper skill, you can tie it even in a knot. So do whatever you want with it, just don't break it!
3) Nokia Aeon
I could not ignore the industry of touch phones and Nokia. Moreover, its development is distinguished by its elegance and style, in contrast to the previous two, which are more reminiscent of business communicators.
For a long time it was believed that Nokia Aeon is just a myth, but the development of a phone with full touch control Nokia really leads, and it is only a matter of time when its products can seriously compete with Apple phones.
2) SonyEricsson phone concept
Sony Ericsson has long embarked on a course to create not just mobile phones, but whole combines. First there were Cybershots, which resembled cameras, then Walkman, which looked like players. A logical continuation followed - all in one. When folded, the phone is indistinguishable from a camera (3, 2 megapixels, autofocus), and the player control buttons are very conveniently located. And when you open the lid, the camera turns into a stylish mobile phone.
So where can you go without a touch screen now?
1) Nokia Archive
A multimedia center in a mobile phone case (well, slightly larger than a mobile phone). Share your ideas with all kinds of wireless solutions. Two touch screens, unparalleled multimedia experience. When technology gets to the point where everything Nokia has in mind, we have a great future ahead of us.
The only thing that the journalists never guessed was to ask - will this phone be able to call? Otherwise, doubts arise..