A tip received by us claims that Axel Meyer, head of Emerging Devices and Peter Skillman are working on Nokia smart watch. This device will feature advanced form of bendable / wearable tech demonstrated by Nokia earlier in form of “Nokia Kinetic” prototype. User can control devices with kinetic tech by bending, twisting and even squeezing it. So, it is highly suitable for a wearable like smart watch. In case you are interested to watch “Nokia Kinetic” in action, check the old Nokia video below.
Apart from this it will also have “Nokia Morph” technology which Nokia defines as “nanoscale technologies that will potentially create a world of radically different devices that open up an entirely new spectrum of possibilities”.
Nanotechnology enables materials and components that are flexible, stretchable, transparent and remarkably strong. Fibril proteins are woven into a three dimensional mesh that reinforces thin elastic structures. Using the same principle behind spider silk, this elasticity enables the device to literally change shapes and configure itself to adapt to the task at hand.
A folded design would fit easily in a pocket and could lend itself ergonomically to being used as a traditional handset. An unfolded larger design could display more detailed information, and incorporate input devices such as keyboards and touch pads.
Even integrated electronics, from interconnects to sensors, could share these flexible properties. Further, utilization of biodegradable materials might make production and recycling of devices easier and ecologically friendly.
The tip also mentions something called LBS which we couldn’t comprehend. In case anyone of you know about it, share your knowledge in comments section.
The tip mentions Nokia Smart watch launch scheduled for second half of 2014, which we will consider as Q3 2014.
What do you think about this Tip? We will be really happy if this comes true, as it is hard to see Nokia without that consumer facing innovative face. One more rumor we have heard sometimes back is about Nokia developing a HTML5 platform for smart wearable based on Here Maps data. And we have reported about patents revealing Nokia’s interest and achievements in field of smart glass wearable. So, it doesn’t look like all smoke and no fire!
We give this tip a Mill-O-Meter score of 65/100!