The “8” Challenges the Modern Handheld Communication Device Community… or Does it?

With the Weird on the rise, is there any room for flip phones and extra-small touchscreens? Kyung-Ryul Lim + Miyeon Kim have designed the “8,” a handheld communication device which makes use of two flip-up touch-screens with video, telephone, dictionary, and undoubtedly many other programs. Is there a market?

KyungRyul Lim and Miyeon Kim design moving parts:

The mobile phone has dual touch screen and 8 shape frame which help to move dual touch screen. Moveable dual touch screen is easy to use and has various functions according to its shapes. It can be used electronic dictionary by moving touch screen and can be used to displayphone . These changes in functions according to these shapes will bring out special feelings from users.

Questions!

1. Supposing the screens are strong enough not to break off in your pocket, and are able to easily lock down into the device, is there a sufficient amount of programs and uses for these moving parts?

2. Is this “Odd” enough for the “Odd” wave of new phones?

3. If this were produced in numbers that made them inexpensive enough to be a “standard” phone, would you choose it over the other “basic” models?

Designers: Kyung-Ryul Lim & Miyeon Kim

25 Comments

  • viola says:

    I love it.

  • chan says:

    I have seen the her before!

  • chan says:

    I have seen her before!

  • nevaeh says:

    I think it’s cool.
    I think when it produce,it will be popular

  • Henrique Staino says:

    It seems to be too large.

  • marine says:

    MAGNIFIKE PORTABLE

  • toprocker says:

    good idea,but i think it likes a table phone not a mobile phone,and in fact,it is nonsensical that the double screen and it is not convenient in the hand if we want to call ,but the style is very fashion and novel.

  • AlleyJack Creative says:

    1. Maybe for games (see: Nintendo DS). Otherwise, it depends. You gain more ability to multitask with different applications, while sacrificing screen real estate. It would be easier to just have one long screen that split itself virtually into two halves.

    2. Probably not, no. It isn't very visually appealing as far as I can tell, and there's no apparent ergonomic benefits.

    3. Definitely not.

    Another thing to consider is the way the sides flare out. Considering the dimensions and the fact that it lies horizontally, they shouldn't be necessary to create a stable base. It's just a waste of material.

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