This article originally appeared on Brighthand.com.
The Nokia Morph concept smartphone bends the boundaries of what defines a mobile device through its use of nanotechnology. In association with The Museum of Modern Art's most recent exhibition, Nokia has presented this concept device to the general public.
But this is just the intent of the Morph concept device being exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Developed as a join venture between Nokia Research Center and the University of Cambridge, Morph demonstrates as possibility of the adaptability of mobile devices in the future that use nanotechnology.
The Morph concept device is based on several (some sooner to come than others) possibilities:
- flexible and transparent materials that blend in with the user's lifestyle
- self-cleaning and self preserving surfaces and construction
- solar charging
- integrated sensors which integrate in a hypertext-enabled environment
- simplified interface with emphasis on usability and small environmental footprint
The key to this concept is stretching the use of nanotechnology to create everything from the electronics to the "spider silk" elastic that allows the Morph concept to be configured in a number of ways.
For more information on the Morph Concept device visit the Nokia web site for the Morph press release or view the YouTube video of the concept. The Morph concept device can be seen at the "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibition, taking place from February 24 to May 12, 2008 at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.