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Nokia getting cranky…

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… or is their latest patent just a wind-up? According to this article in the Reg’s Hardware site, Nokia have lodged a patent for a device that looks somewhat similar to the famed Sidekick communicator that every celebrity under the sun has. However, the laterally sliding screen on this device is slipped into one of two positions by the use of a rather archaic turn-screw type appendage at the end of the phone. The latch-like mechanism slots the screen into two different positions where different features are available, e.g. photo cam vs video cam. Underneath the sliding display is of course the expected keyboard, in QWERTY format for all those who learned how to type with two fingers. It’s certainly an interesting idea… source: Reg Hardware

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