Hands On : Nokia Kinectic Bendable Mobile Handset

Nokia demoed a bendable prototype smartphone at its Nokia World event in London and Rob Kerr of OneMobileRing has managed to get some snaps of the device which appears to be a fully usable handset.

The Kinetic, not to be confused with Microsoft's Kinect, is flexible - literally - and can be controlled by twisting it or bending it, for example to load pictures or navigate through them.

Technology that helped create the Kinetic might find its way into handsets as early as 2014 according to Nokia but there will be some significant physical challenges to be solved first.

This includes developing bendable batteries, motherboards and other components, the display and the chassis being only two of the many parts that make up a smartphone. Pictures and a short video are below.