updated 04:35 pm EDT, Mon October 9, 2006
Nokia Aeon Concept Phone
Finnish cellphone maker Nokia has been conservative as of late, preferring to update its phones for exercise and music instead of introducing completely new models. The company's Aeon its a step in the opposite direction, demonstrating a likely direction for future Nokia phones. It replaces virtually all of the front face of the handset with a touchscreen LCD interface. Little else is known about the prototype, but the photography reveals clear advantages to the design. Beyond a much larger display, an Aeon-based phone could change its entire interface to suit the user's needs and use virtual faceplates to change the look on a whim. Nokia hasn't issued a press release to accompany the Aeon, which leaves its practicality a mystery.