query: mobile functionality trends

23 May 2008 - 6:33pm
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Luke Bishop
2008

Hi All,

Im curious if anyone has come across any recent research or trend projections regarding the future of mobile phone form / functionality / IxD, as a result of nano-technologies impacting the industry.
Sorta along the lines of what Nokia is projecting in 5-7 years with Morph.
Apologies if this is already an ancient line of discussion here...

cheers!
- Luke

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23 May 2008 - 8:54pm
Kontra
2007

> Sorta along the lines of what Nokia is projecting in 5-7 years with Morph.

A half-decade "projection" in technology is a fantasy.
Especially coming from a company that couldn't imagine the trajectory
of mobile media, smart phones, direct-manipulation interfaces, etc.

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23 May 2008 - 9:16pm
Mark Schraad
2006

oh come on... they projected the fashion color cover for cell phones
in the 90's ;)

On May 23, 2008, at 9:54 PM, Kontra wrote:

>> Sorta along the lines of what Nokia is projecting in 5-7 years
>> with Morph.
>
> A half-decade "projection" in technology is a fantasy.
> Especially coming from a company that couldn't imagine the trajectory
> of mobile media, smart phones, direct-manipulation interfaces, etc.
>
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24 May 2008 - 4:52am
Luke Bishop
2008

Oops. Good example of an ill-conceived question that doesnt generate much useful data. My apologies!  Ill try to re-phrase as neutrally as possible:

Ive recently come across some articles implicating nanotechnology (such as graphene transistors and nano radio transmitters) as a driving force in the miniturization and transformation of mobile phones of the future (near and distant).

Could anyone point me to sources expanding on the notion of the uber-small and its impact on the way mobile phones might look and behave and/or how users might interact with such devices? 

I'm interested in sources ranging from hard science to informed opinion to pure speculation/fantasy.  Im also interested in corporate brochure-wear highlighing Company X's 'Mobile of the Future' concept type stuff.
Many thanks!
-L

>  Sorta along the lines of what Nokia is projecting in 5-7 years with Morph.

>A half-decade "projection" in technology is a fantasy.
>Especially coming from a company that couldn't imagine the trajectory
>of mobile media, smart phones, direct-manipulation interfaces, etc.

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24 May 2008 - 1:13pm
Kontra
2007

The battery is emerging as the primary gating factor in mobile device
design. So perhaps the recent talk on using nanotech for prolonging
battery life might be of interest:

http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=5210.php
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http://www.understandingnano.com/batteries.html

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24 May 2008 - 11:55pm
martinpolley
2007

How's this for brochure-ware:

http://modumobile.com

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