Touch by Provoke

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A concept future phone designed by Finnish-based Provoke, on behalf of Nokia. Certain haptic elements are sorely neglected by modern digital communication, this concept seeks to address the 'physical' nature of a phone conversation. As a demonstration it puts on a great show, but I'd like to see the same dynamic effects present on something as small as a mobile phone, as I suspect this proof of concept involves machinery significantly larger and deeper than the constraints of an objects which fits in your hand, hence the embedded shape in the table surface.