Video: Nokia Morph: The future form factor of our mobile devices will be defined by us

Nokia’s Research Center in conjunction with the University of Cambridge created a concept device called Morph that reflects both organizations efforts in nanotechnology. Since yesterday the concept device has been on display at the New York Museum of Modern Art where it will be shown until May 12th.

Dr. Tapani Ryhanen, Head of the NRC Cambridge UK laboratory, Nokia, commented: “We hope that this combination of art and science will showcase the potential of nanoscience to a wider audience. The research we are carrying out is fundamental to this as we seek a safe and controlled way to develop and use new materials.”


Professor Mark Welland, Head of the Department of Engineering’s Nanoscience Group at the University of Cambridge and University Director of Nokia-Cambridge collaboration added: “Developing the Morph concept with Nokia has provided us with a focus that is both artistically inspirational but, more importantly, sets the technology agenda for our joint nanoscience research that will stimulate our future work together.”

The concept is pretty intense. NRC thinks the future will be stretchable, self cleaning, self charging, transparent with a constant ambient techno soundtrack in the background while you go about your day.

“Elements of Morph might be available to integrate into handheld devices within 7 years, though initially only at the high-end.”

In 7 years … hard to imagine what we will think of as high end in 7 years.

[Nokia Press Release]

[Nokia Press Images]

[The Morph Concept]

[The Morph Concept at the Museum of Modern Art]

  • Antoine of BH/MMM

    That’s very cool. Liking the personal technology emphasis there. I can see something with a lot of those properties being high end in 7 years. Unless there’s another major mobile shift in the mainstream user end (specifically in terms of know-how), I cannot see such a device being used to that degree that that point.

    Outside of the nano-specifc endds of things, aspects such as cameras that are context-aware, surfaces that are elements-resistant, and 3d haptics are things we should be seeing more of starting this year.

  • Jeff

    Amazing this make iphone back to stone age ,I belive they come out with it soon.

  • Varun

    Finally the nokia aeon is not a rumor ?

  • Andre

    This is awsome now when have look at Nokia Morph,
    iPhones interface have bee so boring.

  • PlayerKill

    I really want that haptics features, NOW. This just makes me dream of how awesome touchscreen would be when I can feel the buttons with my hands.

  • Neville

    Bet they are still running on Windows 6.5

  • Courtney

    So when is this jewel going to be out for the public to buy?
    It seems like they have it all figured out and ready to go, are they ever going to make it?

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