The mobile phone market has gotten pretty tough for the old giants, and like a lion cornered they’re viciously experimenting with new ideas to stay alive. Motorola has teamed up with the designer Kirill Krymov to develop a radical new mobile; the Motorola Play.
The Play resembles the TMA-1 monolith, with no buttons or features. It does, however, conceal the camera with two sliders which also offer an extra touch sensitive surface for camera and game controller buttons.
The phone is charged via a dock which only requires contact; no cables to plugin. This does look fantastic, as docks usually do, but I wouldn’t want to have to carry a dock around, and I believe EU law requires all mobile devices to support Micro USB for charging.
If Motorola do decide to use this design I think it would provide a refreshing new perspective on today’s mundane phone design, along with Nokia’s Lumia line.
Source: Design Buzz