Trawling through new patent applications for future gadgets is generally fun, if not necessarily very productive, as is the case with a new device someone at Nokia seems to have dreamed up.
The company's application for patents to cover an odd-looking four-piece phone seems unlikely to ever become an actual product, but it's worth a look anyway.
The device appears to be a folded smartphone with two pieces each comprising the screen and the keyboard. The idea is probably to create a phone with a smaller footprint but the same functionality as something much larger.
We're betting that nothing ever comes of this, as it just looks a bit too nerdy for the sophisticated modern consumer, but with Nokia we try to never say never.
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