Nokia has been doing its best to make an impact on a market that was once dominated by them, but it now struggles in, largely due to their failure to produce a decent smartphone. Things seem to be changing since their partnership with Microsoft and they have recently announced new handsets including the Lumia 710 and 800.
At a Nokia event which is currently taking place in London, the company revealed another smartphone, this time it’s a concept but with a twist. Literally, the device is called the Kinetic and offers a unique flexible functionality that requires users to bend and twist it like a piece of rubber, in order to open and close programs as well as having a touchscreen. The technique is also used for scrolling and zooming, on a web page for example, depending on which way you bend or twist it.
We previously brought you news of another concept known as the Nokia Kinetic, back in July last year. This device was also a unique smartphone which stood up on its own when there was an incoming call, a feature that offered more cons than pros. As 3g.co.uk explains the new Nokia Kinetic design is ideal for assisting those in situations where touchscreen interaction is awkward or not possible.
An example of this, which is used in the video below, is when users are dressed for cold winters and is wrapped up in scarves and gloves, touchscreen then becomes almost impossible. By holding the frame of the device at either end you can maneuver it easily without hindering the sight of the display or worrying that you will drop it or snap it. Whether or not we will actually see the device on the market soon or even at all remains to be seen. In the meantime, check out the demo for yourself in the video below. Would a device like this appeal to you?