Morph: Airline seat concept that could morph to fit each passenger

Morph airline seating.

Traveling by air on a budget isn’t pleasant. Despite huge leaps forward in comfort for the upper classes (and the more recent “premium economy” class), the economy section of a cabin is more often than not cramped, packed, and charmless.  Seymourpowell,  a British design firm, has a seating concept that it believes will change that. It’s called Morph. (Photos and video)

 

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Nokia says ‘No’ to Google Android

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The Nokia Morph is a concept phone with
shape-changing capabilities

Nokia is committed to get back the No.1 position in smartphones and plans to use no other software than Symbian and Linux MeeGo, head of its mobile solutions unit said.
“It’s my aim to ensure Nokia stays as the market and intellectual leader in creating the digital world,” Anssi Vanjoki wrote in a blog on Nokia’s website.
“Symbian and MeeGo are the best software for our smartest devices. As such, we have no plans to use any other software,” he said, adding “there are no plans to introduce an Android device from Nokia”.
He added, “There is no denying, that as a challenger now, we have a fight on our hands. The first battle is to bring you products and services you will want to own and use.”
The world’s top cellphone maker warned in mid-June second-quarter sales and profits at its key phones unit would be weaker than expected as it struggles to compete against Apple’s iPhone. Nokia also said 2010 profit margin at the phone business would be weaker.
Vanjoki noted it would be a tough task to make Nokia the leader in smartphones again, but added the company has all the assets “to produce killer smartphones and market-changing mobile computers”.
“Symbian and MeeGo are the best software for our smartest devices. As such, we have no plans to use any other software,” he said, adding “there are no plans to introduce an Android device from Nokia.”

Nokia is committed to get back the No.1 position in smartphones and is nervous about getting too cozy with Google. Instead, it plans to use the robust software platform of Symbian and Linux MeeGo, head of its mobile solutions unit said. (Video on the Morph)

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Nokia Patents Cell Phone that Recharges Itself by Harvesting Energy from Motion

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Nokia Morph uses solar power

Nokia is not adverse to dreaming up futuristic concepts (such as the Morph, pictured above, though the Morph used solar power), but this Piezoelectric Kinetic Energy Harvester sounds like it’ll either do what the company says it will, or bring about the grim future world envisioned in The Matrix where we’re all suddenly batteries. Batteries!

 

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