Nokia Morph & Nokia Remade
25th February 2008
One of two very different concept phones
from Nokia, the Nokia Morph is a theoretical
future device based on nanotechnology that can change
shape and size according to function. The concept is
currently a theoretical one only, and is the result
of research between Nokia and the University of Cambridge.
Nokia say that it is possible that some
nanotech elements could be incorporated into handsets
within the next seven years, but there are potential
pitfalls with nanotechnology too. Even though Nokia's
Dr. Tapani Ryhanen says that they "seek a safe
and controlled way to develop and use new materials,"
there is always the "grey
goo" problem which might accidentally destroy
The Nokia Remade is an utterly
different approach to handset design. Utilising a high
proportion of recycled materials in its construction,
the Remade uses a body of recycled aluminium, plastic
and rubber to reduce the reliance on new materials.
The display and screen have also been redesigned to
minimise environmental impact, and overall the Remade
contains many technologies that seem easily reachable.
Nokia have certainly made an effort
to come up with some practical and achievable ways of
reducing the environmental impact of the mobile phone
manufacturing process, something that they started with
3110 Evolve, but what is surprising is that this
level of recycling is not already taking place, and
that it is only Nokia who seem to be pushing this forward.
Remember, both of these handsets are
concepts, but the Remade device contains technologies
that are very likely to be seen during 2008 and 2009.
As for the Morph.. well perhaps we will see the
Morph and Remade battle it out to destroy or defend
the earth sometime in the future? Who knows?