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Nokia's flexible, kinetic device interface (photos)

Here's a look at the flexible device from Finnish mobile phone company. It's controlled by twisting and bowing the device.

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Nokia kinetic device

The Nokia kinetic device on display at the Nokia World show works when gripped with two hands. It scrolls through music collections or photo albums when twisted. Bowing it inward or outward zoomed photos in and out or paused and played music, while tapping the corners panned through photos.
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Nokia kinetic device

Bowing the Nokia kinetic device lets a person play a song or zoom into a video.
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Nokia kinetic device prototype

Design researchers showed this flexible Nokia kinetic device at the Nokia World show in London. It's a nonworking example that lets people control the device with a single hand.
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Nokia kinetic device

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Nokia kinetic device

The Nokia kinetic device scrolls through photos and music playlists when its edges are twisted.

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