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Extruded Display Keyboards

The Bubble Phone Provides a Tactile Surface for Typing Text Messages

— January 28, 2013 — Unique
How do you arrive at a smartphone concept in which you aren't sacrificing the dimensions of a large display for a working keyboard? Seunggi Baek shows you the answer in the form of the Bubble Phone.

Firstly, the size of the mobile phone is already quite broad and provides ample space for a roomy typing pad and a generous screen. With the keys of the first and the borders of the second having been extended right to the edges of the handset, this cellphone is one up on the most cutting-edge BlackBerry devices.

But flip the Bubble Phone over and you'll find a full glossy touchscreen on the back as well. Watch videos, browse pictures and surf the internet on this side, and transcribe your texts and emails on the other.
Trend Themes
1. Dual-sided Displays - Opportunity for innovation in the design of mobile phones that feature a touchscreen on both sides, allowing for more versatile use.
2. Extruded Keyboards - Opportunity for innovation in the development of slim mobile phone keyboards that extend seamlessly to the edges of the device.
3. Tactile Surfaces - Opportunity for innovation in the integration of tactile surfaces on mobile phones, providing users with a more ergonomic typing experience.
Industry Implications
1. Mobile Devices - Opportunity for companies in the mobile device industry to develop new and innovative products that provide users with a more versatile and ergonomic experience.
2. Consumer Electronics - Opportunity for companies in the consumer electronics industry to develop new and innovative mobile phone designs that cater to the evolving needs and preferences of consumers.
3. Technology - Opportunity for companies in the technology industry to explore new avenues of product development that combine functionality and design, such as smartphones with dual-sided displays and tactile surfaces.
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