July 31, 2008
Plica concept phone makes you forget the iPhone
Plica literally means folding of a body part, and that’s the concept used in this namesake phone. It features 2 screens where one side is used as a touch screen keyboard and the other as a touch monitor. The fun doesn’t end here; apparently you can view a single web page or image across both the screens. A big touch screen gives more surface area to use, as the keys are not so cramped. Remember we had reported earlier that users of the iPhone often complained that their manicured long nails prevented them from using the phone properly. The Plica is like packing in a mini laptop into a mobile phone. For better design integrity, the USB and headphone ports have been placed in the double hinge. Looks like designer James Piatt has a winner in his hands.