Multiple OS’s on a Smartphone

The Smartphone market is definitely going to be more competitive in 2011 with five platforms competing for the crown, but designers Michal Bonikowski and Rafal Pilat feel there’s no need to choose just one so they’ve come up with three concepts sure to appease most of you. Project one is an HTC model that can run multiple operating system (not gonna happen) but an intriguing idea nonetheless. I’d actually go for a phone like that. Projects 2 and 3 are more standard fare. Hit the jump

Project 1. Dual or Triple OS? Why not?
Here’s a take on a platform that would be perfect for running different operating systems. The concept sports an extra touch display situated under the main screen. This extra screen could be used either to display notifications of be used for specific OS buttons (e.g. home, search etc.).

Project 2. A Windows Phone 7 concept
Smooth curvy lines, contrasting yet complementary materials used for different body parts. Satin aluminium shell + painted aluminium for the back covers. Firm grip, large 4” screen.

Project 3. A Windows Phone 7 Nokia
There’s nothing better than a feeling of holding something “real” and not another plastic toy – which unfortunately  is all too common. The case is made of magnesium alloy.

Designers: Michal Bonikowski & Rafal Pilat – Mindsailors

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3