Nokia’s newest health product is a new take on an already-done product.
Nokia announced last week its intention to become a much bigger technological force in the vehicle after years of being the auto industry’s mapmaker. Nokia took the wraps off of Here Auto, an embedded infotainment and connected car system, which it hopes to sell to the world’s car manufacturers.
Samsung Galaxy Note
In the first quarter of 2012, Samsung became the world’s largest cellphone brand for the first time, overtaking longtime market leader Nokia.
Nokia’s idea would involve semi-permanent markings on the user’s body.
A patent application was filed by Nokia that would involve users having vibrating magnetic tattoos that alert them to incoming mobile phone calls or text messages.
The new shape of cell?
Nokia apparently feels like the smart phones we have today aren’t rubbery or flexible enough to take us into the future, so they are introducing a design that will change the way we use, and touch, our phones.
Called the HumanForm, this rubbery surfboard shaped device is virtually unbreakable, has twist control functionality, and will supposedly allow us to feel textures via “electro tactile technology”.
This mobile phone concept by London designer Patrick Hyland can be charged by the heat in your pocket. (pics)
The Nokia Morph is a concept phone with
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)
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!
Chinese designer Daizi Zheng has created a conceptual mobile phone for Finnish brand Nokia that could be powered by sugary drinks. Zheng proposes that the phone could run on a battery that uses enzymes to generate electricity from carbohydrates. (Pics)
Convenience vs Heath
Studies carried out at Panjab University, Chandigarh, suggest that electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cell phones could choke seeds, affect germination and early growth. This is said to be the first such study on the impact of EMF radiation on seeds.
The researchers germinated moong dal (Phaseolus aureus) seeds in a closed chamber in which two cell phones were kept on talk mode.
Nokia hopes to create a device that could harvest enough power to keep a cell phone topped up.
A cell phone that never needs recharging might sound too good to be true, but Nokia says it’s developing technology that could draw enough power from ambient radio waves to keep a cell-phone handset topped up.
QuickVoice Pro converts spoken message into text
iPhone users will now be able to speak their emails into their handsets for the first time, which will then be converted to text, with the launch of a new application.