Two New Cell Phone Concepts: Great or Strange?

Two New Cell Phone Concepts: Great or Strange?

Range Govindan
Oct 15, 2008

There are always new cell phone concepts coming out. It's hard to judge if they will ever make it into production. Some concepts are good, others are strange and some are even mad. Still, new concepts will lead to new innovations in the mass market of cell phones, so that's a good thing. It's hard to say whether these two following concepts are great or strange. They both have some great elements and features included, but this is the first time that we've see a coffee brewer included in a cell phone, so we're a bit surprised. Read on to decide if these phones are either strange or great.

SENS Concept Phone
The SENS concept cell phone is a phone that visually challenged and blind people could easily use. Japanese designer Takumi Yoshida came up with the concept and uses what he calls a 'blind man's dimple' on the number '5'. It's an interesting concept, but we wonder if simply putting braille on it would just be simpler. The SENS phone combines mechanical keys with real-time audio feedback. When the user touches a key, the phone tells him what key it was without registering an input, which is kind of cool. [via core77]

Pomegranate Phone Concept
We don't think that this phone will be as popular as the Apple iPhone, but still it's a strange concept. It combines GPS navigation, MP3 playback, a global voice translator, a camera/video camera, a movie projector, a razor (?), harmonica (?), and a coffee brewer (?). No these aren't typos, that's actually what they designed the Pomegranate phone for. Still, the slide out keyboard looks interesting. The last three features will probably not see the light of production. [via Ubergizmo]

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