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Sneak a Peek at the Mobile Phones of Tomorrow

Concept phones and new technologies provide a glimpse of the phones we'll see in the future.

Nokia Morph

Nokia's Morph concept phone -- probably 7 to 15 years away -- will be made of flexible materials that let it morph from traditional mobile phone shape to bracelet and back.

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The Handphone

The Handphone, designed by Biodomotica's Massimo Marrazzo, makes use of the familiar "call me" gesture.

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The P-Per

The P-Per concept phone from the Chocolate Agency has a touch screen on both sides, as if someone glued two iPhones together.

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The Packet

The tiny Packet concept phone, designed by Emir Rifat Isik, folds open to reveal a split keyboard and a screen for viewing e-mail, Web browsing and more.

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Haptic Display

A haptic display with millions of tiny pins on the surface is being developed by Japan's NHK Broadcasting Corp. Eventually the technology could be used on cell phone displays to mimic the tactile feel of a mechanical keyboard.

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Force Sensors

Force sensors at the corners of devices, under development at Microsoft Research Cambridge, could allow users to turn a phone on and off by squeezing or pulling it, or advance a Web page by twisting the device.

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Atlas Kinetic

The Atlas Kinetic concept phone, designed by Ricardo Baiao of DesignerID, is self-powered: It has a built-in series of weights, rotors and springs that generate power whenever the phone is shaken or moved. That power, in turn, runs a generator that charges the battery.

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