Friday, November 11, 2011

Nokia Gem All Touch Screen Concept Phone

On the 25th anniversary of Nokia Research Center (NRC), Nokia announced its latest concept phone GEM. According to NRC “It’s called GEM because polished precious stones have several sides. Also it’s a concept which is like a raw gem, but it needs to be polished to become a real product.” 

GEM's entire phone body; front, back, and sides are touch screen. As the entire phone is touch screen users can also opt to show ads on the back of the phone while talking in exchange for ad revenue or discount on your bill. GEM doesn't have any particular appearance, but when you launch application like the phone GEM would look like a phone and when you launch Camera the GEM would look like a camera. Pretty neat.

Also as there are no buttons GEM would rely on gestures to launch application like making a circle would launch the Camera. Senior Design Manager Jarkko Saunamäki says “It’s the ultimate customizable device. There is no default appearance. If you play a lot of games it will usually resemble a games pad."

GEM is still a concept and it may take years before such a concept becomes reality. However it is good to see Nokia coming out with such a concept which could make them market leader again.

Source: Nokia

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