Last week, our deputy editor suggested that we all write a blog piece about what we would like to see invented. Asking a geek to put together a technology wishlist is tantamount to asking Willy Wonka for a chocolate wishlist. Where do you start and where do you stop? Would anyone read a 10,000-word blog article? Well, in the hope of keeping this short, here are two showcase videos of mobile phones that I thought were impressive.
The first one is the Pomegranate phone. Turns out this commercial for the pomegranate phone is over a year old but I have just chanced upon it a few days ago and I can’t help but imagine the possibilities if these features were actually available in a real phone. The commercial is a hoax, intended to grab people’s attention and promote Nova Scotia. Regardless, it’s a pretty interesting concept. Here’s the video:
Look besides the shaver/harmonica/coffee maker gimmick and the commercial had a few good ideas. Like, being able to use the phone as a projector for powerpoint presentations. It should hopefully be a reality at some point. I also like the idea of a phone that isn’t perfectly rectangular in shape and an operating system that isn’t Android, Blackberry, iOS or Windows. That Pomegranate phone would have been pretty impressive if I didn’t think I would end up with a phone covered in hair and coffee stains.
The second video is of Blackberry’s new concept which introduces stretchable screens.
From what I’ve been told there have already been a few companies at CES showcasing stretchable screens, so hopefully this is something we should see more of in the future. This could finally mean that laptops, tablets and mobile phones converge into one device as you could have multiple form factors on one device.
So, that’s my tech wishlist for this year. Non rectangular phones and stretchable screens. What’s yours?