We saw a few renders the other day and this is the actual prototype (yes, one of those great ideas that Nokia needs desperately nowadays but will never see the production line)….
A concept by Jeremy Innes-Hopkins worked on the project at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London under the tutelage of former Nokia Senior Designer Silas Grant.
The idea is that you interact with your phone in a more playful manner when you receive calls, text, e-mail or alarm converting digital information into kinetic movement.
An electromagnet in the base of the phone allows a weight to be shifted , which causes the phone to stand up. To dismiss a call or cancel an alarm the user can simply give the phone a gentle tap, causing the phone to fall back down again and return to standby mode.
Ahhhhhhhh Nokia… we think you need to focus more on your phones OS & service integration than on design. You can always hire a student like Jeremy for that.