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Jason Dunn
09-09-2003, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.areamobile.de/index.php?pg=static/designstudien.php' target='_blank'>http://www.areamobile.de/index.php?pg=static/designstudien.php</a><br /><br /></div>I've always been a sucker for concept designs, whether they be cars, phones, or anything else. The sad part about concept designs is that they're usually stylized to the extreme, but what ends up coming to market is a watered-down version that the powers-that-be hope will have more widespread adoption. Me? Give me the extreme!<br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/motorola_2[1].jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />The site we've linked to above has some amazingly cool concept designs - just click on each company logo to see the images. Maybe the Motorola pictured above is running Smartphone 2006 on it... :wink:<br /><br />Special thanks to Gizmodo for this awesome find!

09-09-2003, 10:40 PM
i just saw the alcatel one and thought " why is there a spatula in the case with all the phones

Mike Temporale
09-10-2003, 12:58 PM
I like this idea, where the number pad slides up into the phone.


09-10-2003, 01:36 PM
Either the mechanism is patented (and manufacturers not liking to pay for it), or is the entire PDA/Smartphone world missing out on the cool "slip-n-slide" rotating screen mechanism as seen on the Danger-manufactured T-Mobile Sidekick (http://www.t-mobile.com/products/overview.asp?phoneid=195184)? I mean, even regular mobile phones such as Motorola uses that ...

09-10-2003, 04:03 PM
I'm terrified of the sliding keypads or the like. It just seems to me to be one more moving part ripe for breaking. Maybe if I played with a tabPC or another modern slide/twist device my opinion would change, but I'm still uncertain the durability of these devices.

09-11-2003, 07:45 AM
Here's an innovative concept....but I think I saw it before. :D http://www.areamobile.de/images/designstudien/ericsson/ericsson_4.jpg

09-11-2003, 06:05 PM
Here's an innovative concept....but I think I saw it before. :D

no the antenna is on the other side 8O (waves hand) these are not the droids you are looking for....