Nokia to Build Community-Designed Powerhouse Dream Smartphone

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All those user-inspired renderings, dream specs, and fantasy phones may soon be made reality by Nokia through its Designed by Community initiative where users submit what they want in their dream phone and Nokia engineers would then create a concept prototype of such a device. Of course, we’ll actually have to wait and see if these specs and design principles will be released for manufacturing and public consumption beyond prototype, but it is still exciting to see the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer listening intently to what consumers want in a smartphone.

For starters, users are asking Nokia to build a 10 mm-thin unibody aluminum chassis to house a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen. Other tech specs include: Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g, USB 3.0, HDMI, Dolby surround sound, and an 8MP camera with 4X optical zoom, dual LED with Xenon flash, and HD video recording. There will also be a plethora of various sensors as well.

What’s intriguing about the Design by Community selection isn’t the advanced specs listed above, but the dual-booting operating systems requested by users. Users want to be able to boot into both Maemo (soon to be replaced by MeeGo, and also into Symbian, which is the staple smartphone OS for consumer phones made by Nokia.

For the die-hard geek, would this device be a dream come true should Nokia release its concept that is designed by users like you?

Note: Rendering above courtesy of Unwired View and is not the Nokia rendering, which is due out later.

(via: Unwired View)

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