NEC 'tag' concept phone: the future is bendy

Just when we thought we'd seen it all in the way of concept cell-phone designs, NEC comes out and surprises us. The company's Design division has thought up the "tag" — a phone that has more in common with Gumby than the slick, shiny phones of today. Made of rubbery "shape-memorizing" material, the tag will bend and twist at your command. Forget extra armbands — the thing is an armband. It's too bad the tag is just a concept right now, as it would be the perfect phone for the forgetful and the accident-prone. Once NEC gets this into production (no plans right now, apparently), you can bet it'll have to prove its mettle overseas before it makes it over here. You know, like every other mobile phone ever made.

NEC Design, via productdose