This is the most beautiful and clever design (with projected desktop and keyboard, integrated bluetooth/IR dongle which doubles as an haptic controller – awesome!) for a mobile phone I’ve seen so far.
Unfortunately it’s just a concept and, since it’s designed by Billy May of Mozilla, we will never have a chance to see it in its physical form, probably not even a prototype. Being created by Mozilla Labs is not the only reason we will not see a phone like this anytime soon, there is also another big problem: nobody currently has a reliable battery technology to feed this greedy piece of machinery – well, not at least for a day :)
Here is what Mozilla Labs post says;
How does this relate to Mozilla / Mozilla Labs?
- Billy is a community member in the Mozilla Labs community and created Seabird in his spare time. Seabird is not a Mozilla or Mozilla Labs project but part of the Mozilla Labs Concept Series. The Concept Series provides a place for the wider community to create and collaborate on projects which push the boundaries of the Web and the browser.
Does Mozilla have plans to produce a mobile phone?
- No. Mozilla produces Firefox for Mobile, the popular Firefox browser for mobile phone systems such as Nokia Maemo and Android.
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