The next generation of communication is upon us. Since the very first call from a cell phone in 1973, technology has rapidly improved. Having progressed from mobile phones that required a backpack antenna to the new craze of Apple I-phones. So, what’s next for mobile phone technology? Here are some prototypes that may be an household commodity very soon.
Holographic Text Messaging
Although this video is fake, it won’t be long before our technology catches up to the technology of HoloText messaging.
The Natural Year Phone
This incredible prototype created by Je-Hyun Kim takes the term “going green” to a new level. Yanko Designs brings up a good point when said, how durable do we want our phones, when they will be obsolete in five years? The phone is made from hay, san screen, and soft keys, and is biodegradable.
The Finger Phone
Designer Zinc Chan has created a very innovative design for a phone without numbers. Instead of dialing your friends telephone number, you designate a design to them. Using the touch pad you mimic the design and your call is made. The phone comes with wireless headphones and the touch pad itself.
The Icon Phone
This is really amazing. It is truly the future of SMS text messaging, but without text! Texting gestures have become a fad between teenagers and adults alike, such as sending a smiley face. Soon you will be able to send a smiley face with no hassle of typing characters into your phone. With the Icon Phone you just bend the phone into the shape of a smile, or shape it like a frown to convey that you are sad.
It can also be used to send text by writing as if you were using a ink pen. The Icon phone is not restricted to just sending text messages, you can use it a phone as well. By curving the phone to your ear and your mouth you are able to use it like any ol’ regular phone.
Touch Screen Rotary
This is what the I-phone would look like if it came out in the 1980′s. A fully functional touch screen rotary phone designed by Mark Miller. A genuine piece of artwork that can be used as a VOIP or landline phone. It doesn’t get much sexier than this.
Bringing multi-tasking to a new level, the “Lavender” consists of beautiful LED screen and lights. Designed by 16 year old, Andrew Seunghyun Kim. What makes this phone so unique is the built in perfume-dispenser that will surely catch the eye of young women around the world. You may be seeing this phone on the shelves sooner than expected.