When you think “Future of Mobile” what manufacturers come to mind? Probably Samsung, HTC, Motorola and possibly Sony, right? Not Kyocera. In fact we’ve bashed Kyocera quite a bit here at Android Headlines. They’ve even made our Top 10 Worst phones list two years running. Which isn’t something they should brag about. Kyocera has some new prototypes that they are showing off in Barcelona this week.
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First we’ve got what Kyocera is calling its “organic” design. It’s a curved glass screen, sorta like what Samsung showed off at CES last month. It’s not just a little curvy like the Nexus S or Galaxy Nexus. But it’s full-on and angled to the contours of your hands and face curves.
Next there’s the “Infinito” which is a display that wraps the longitudinally around the front and back of the device. Which creates a frameless display. Looking at the prototype you should be able to use the back of the display for true multitasking. It also looks like you can create a row of touch-based control keys on the bottom of the display, where the glass curves.
Then there’s the “Air Mini” which kinda reminds you of the iPad mini. The device is meant to be worn as a pendant, and operated with only one hand. Side haptics would let you control it.
The last one is the Kyocera “Airdraw Tab” which is part tablet, part video conference tool. It is basically a video conference-focused tablet, with LTE support so that you’d always be connected. It could also host some pretty cool Skype parties.
Some of these innovations look pretty useless, but they are cool nonetheless. Kyocera also announced the Rugged Torque at Mobile World Congress this week, which will probably land on Sprint sometime soon. Sprint seems to put a lot of their weight behind Kyocera, at least in the past few years they have. Let us know what you think about these devices in the comments below.