Although Windows Phone 7 is the talk of the town at Nokia World. The good folks at CNET noticed something else that shows Nokia’s still got some R&D up their sleeves. A prototype “Nokia kinetic device” that puts a new “twist” on how you interact with your mobile device. (A lot of air quotes around here) Read on to see a video of the device in action.
The device itself consists of a single display, like many on the market today, but instead of being multitouch, the device is flexible and uses twisting motion for controls. The CNET video below shows the user twisting the entire device to scroll through menu items or pictures in a gallery, bowing the device outward zooms into a picture and inward to zoom out.
Of course the device is no where near ready for real world use and Nokia has no plans yet to bring it to the market. But it’s definitely refreshing to see Nokia still innovating and trying new things. Especially with the secretive nature of the tech world today (*cough*Apple*cough*), it’s nice to be able to get a glimpse of the future and what market leaders are doing in terms of exploring new ideas. It’s definitely could be the start of something amazing, but the hard part is to refine the experience and make it useful for the average consumers.
Make sure you head on over the CNET for more pictures and detail.