Google Nexus D is a curved concept with a kickstand

This slick mockup of a possible future Google Nexus phone flaunts a curved screen and kickstand.

If you've got curves, flaunt 'em, we say. This slick mockup of a possible future Google Nexus phone flaunts its curved screen, as well as a kickstand and loads of other cool features.

The concave touchscreen helps the Nexus D concept nestle in the hypothetical hand, while the kickstand lets you set it down to enjoy high-definition movies and TV. The curved screen is edged by light-up piping to notify you of a new message.

The Nexus D is sadly only a fictional mockup from the imagination of one Dorian Lust. It's conceived as having a quad-core 1.8GHz processor and 1.5GB of RAM with 32 or 64GB of storage. 

It's shock-resistant so you don't have to panic should it tumble from your pocket as you have a little jump about. It's also a universal remote to control your telly and hi-fi, and has a laser pointer in case you're doing presentations or pretending you're a deadly sniper.

Built-in NFC lets you pay for things with an airy wave of your phone, or change a bunch of settings in one go by tapping the phone on a pre-programmed NFC tag .

Security comes from a fingerprint scanner or a cornea scan that recognises your eye -- watch out for Wesley Snipes holding a pen, obviously. One idea that we like is the option for the accelerometer to unlock the phone by waving the phone in a specific motion.

It also has back and front radar detection, whatever that is. A variant for farmers features reinforced corners for extra protection and agrarian extras including a moisture meter for checking hay and grain and other farm-type things.

Other cool concepts that have tickled our fictional phone fancy include this transparent iPhone and there iPad concept designs . What do you think of the Nexus D design? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

About the author

Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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