OLED cellphone concept gets back to slick basics

Chris Davies - Jun 28, 2007, 2:18 am CST

Designer Jacob Palmborg might be one of those people who’s a little fed up with all the iPhone hype, and just wants a phone which is, pure and simple, a phone.  His cellphone concept manages to capture that simplicity and look pretty damn gorgeous at the same time; a slice of slightly-bent plastic and metal, it uses a full-surface OLED touchscreen for menus and numeric pad.


 Jacob Palmborg cellphone concept - fingerprint lock/keypad control

Round the back, there’s a fingerprint reader panel which serves both as power on/off control and key lock.  It’s a nice touch which does away with convoluted “press menu then star” finger gymnastics, as well as SIM card PIN numbers for security.  The shape of the handset means very little is in contact with the table when you put it down, keeping the face clear of smudges, dirt and scratching.

 OLED cellphone concept

Jacob Palmborg cellphone concept

Jacob Palmborg [via IdeaWicket]

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