11/10/2011 03:57 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Nokia HumanForm Smartphone Concept Video Shows Bendy, Twisty Future

Nokia just recently shared a physical prototype of a smartphone that was operated by twisting and bending; now they've followed up with a new concept video about something called the Nokia HumanForm, "a visionary solution beyond touchscreen and voice communication where technology becomes invisible and intuition takes over."

The phone being controlled by twisting and bending is familiar from the Kinetic Device; this time around, however, Nokia has added a transparent display, some Wiimote control gestures and a lot of buttons where you wouldn't expect there to be buttons. Cool stuff.


For whatever reason, the future concept videos have been coming fast and furious over the past month. Days after showing off its conceptual 3D HoloDesk, Microsoft released its vision of its future products in October; BlackBerry did the same not long afterwards. This newest video from Nokia comes after showing off its concept Kinetic Device at the Nokia World Conference in late October; the Finnish company has never been shy about speculating what the future might look like, as a trail of futuristic videos from the Nokia Research Center suggests.

Check out more designs for concept smartphones, from the wacky to the wonderful, below:

Concept Phone Designs That Make Us Wish The Future Was Now