The new cool of technology is pouring in from everywhere in this day and age. Given a big boost by competition that comes from many different companies, it has given us some truly amazing results. Read more
One of them is currently marketed by Microsoft: a new technological touch-screen phone device that has changed the face of phones – literally.
The “concept mobile phone” designed by Seunghan Songis, transforms itself through its face, or display feature: – a“thin and transparent plastic sheet.” Among its capabilities is one that allows it to adapt itself to current weather conditions. On a sunny day, for instance, it will remain clear; and on rainy days the phone will resemble drips of water. This is a brilliant technological concept. In my mind, however, the “cons” outweigh the “pros” on this one.
For starters, the fragility of the phone could mean that it can be destroyed easily enough. What’s more, it is not sufficiently child-friendlly. Like most adults, I have really young relatives and plan on having kids myself. It does not seem to be a good idea to let them be around and handle anything that is made of glass. Microsoft may well be inundated with annoying calls that say “I need to exchange my window phone concept touch-screen.” (At least when I drop my other smart phone devices, the whole device is destroyed).
In the end, I don’t think a phone like this will work unless an insurance policy is issued to consumers. Seunghan Song has designed other mobile devices such as the mobile phone for the blind… which I believe is a brilliant idea. As far as the “concept mobile phone” goes, though, I believe it’s time for his team to go back to the drawing board.