Flip Phone – Is this the future of smart phones?

Sometimes I am thinking smart phones have more or less come to an end in their potential for innovation. And I always have to admit: No, there is still room for inventions…

Just some week ago, I came across the flashy Motorola Flipout. An Android phone with 7 x 7cm touchscreen display while also offering an intelligent Qwertz typepad. It fits into every trouser pocket.

Yesterday, I found one of these latest smartphone visions. It’s called Flip phone and it looks really cool. The phone has three flexible AMOLED touchscreens and a keyboard on the reverse. The Flip phone is based on a concept concieved during a 6 week long workshop done by Kristian Ulrich Larsen, Ewa Sendecka, Jeppe Vestergård and Victoria Kusk. It was then developed further for a semester by Kristian Ulrich Larsen as part of his MA program at Kolding school of design.

This is how Yankodesign describes the Flip phone: “a smart triangular piece held together with soft steel mesh hinges, hosting a custom flavor of Android. The boundaries of a PC and phone have smudged-up big time and this is a sample of what that future looks like”.


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Personally, I like the Flip phone idea. Especially if people can watch different videos on different screens at the same time. And you? What do you think about it? Is this something that catches your attention, a product you would buy in the future?

6 replies
  1. Naturkosmetik
    Naturkosmetik says:

    I like this idea of foldable devices. Especially because of the new flexible display technologies I´m sure that developers will think about smartphones who use them. The actual devices have the problem, that the display is to small if you really need to do a serious job on your smartphone. So the next big thing will be to prepare smartphones for serious work except of just surfing the web, reading your mails or doing some games…

  2. Christian Herold
    Christian Herold says:

    not really innovative is it? nokia got a similar idea a few years ago? remember?
    but nevertheless its still a very smart approach to create sth spectecular. but in my opinion three displays are one to much…

  3. Martin Meyer-Gossner
    Martin Meyer-Gossner says:

    Christian, thx for your feedback. Have forgotten the old Nokia idea. Can you share it? Agree with two are enough…


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    Flip Phone – Is this the future of smart phones?…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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