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BlackBerry Empathy concept gets us emotional

A design contest aimed at integrating human emotions with social networking has produced a concept device that looks nuttier than squirrel droppings.

BlackBerry Empathy
Kiki Tang & Daniel Yoon, via Yanko Design

Research In Motion is a serious company that makes serious smartphones. But a RIM-sponsored design competition aimed at creating phones that integrate human emotions with social networking has produced a concept device that looks nuttier than squirrel droppings: the Blackberry Empathy.

The Empathy is an angular phone that looks absolutely stunning--and a tad bonkers. Its front is home to an OLED touch screen that's transparent when not in use, and opaque at other times. It wouldn't be a proper BlackBerry without a physical keyboard, but the Empathy's is located on its back.

Read more of "BlackBerry Empathy concept phone gets us all emotional" at Crave UK.