Nokia design patent reveals another Windows Phone concept device

By damaster | Posted April 14, 2012 20 comments

Remember the Nokia concept Windows Phone device revealed via a US Patent approved a few weeks ago? Well it seems like more concept Windows Phone devices are being patented by Nokia with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Design patent D650,350 filed back in May 26, 2011 reveals another Nokia Windows Phone device design, and interestingly, we’ve seen this one before too. Check out the design patent below:

Nokia Device Design - US Patent D650350

After carefully comparing the design against all existing Nokia handsets, we’ve come to the conclusion that the design is an unreleased device (it’s close to the Lumia 610, but not quite). However, it does closely match another one of Nokia’s Windows Phone design concept officially revealed back in February last year. See it for yourself below (click to view larger version):

Concept Nokia Windows Phone

Comparing the positions of the volume rockers, lock screen and camera buttons, microphone and speaker grills, camera and flash, as well as the curved display screen (check out the side-view of the design patent above), the concept image exactly matches that of the design patent. We did notice one thing that has changed between the concept image (released in February) and the design patent (filed in May) – the Back, Start and Search buttons was changed from capacitive to an actual hardware button.

We’ve also heard about quite a few new Nokia Windows Phones in the pipeline, including the Windows Phone 8-based handsets Nokia “Prodigy” and Nokia “AC/DC”, as well as another device called the Nokia “Fluid”. Could these design patents indicate actual future Nokia Windows Phone devices coming to the market soon? We certainly hope so, given the Finnish company had already invested the time and effort to design these devices.

How do you like this design? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Category: Featured, Mobile
Tags: Nokia, Windows Phone
  • MissRose

    Finally! If it’s those initial concept images from last year then that would be great as i thought they were the best looking of the lot. Here’s hoping.

  • MissRose

    Finally! If it’s those initial concept images from last year then that would be great as i thought they were the best looking of the lot. Here’s hoping.

  • Simen Mangseth

    Yellow accent color! <3

    • Guest

      I’m in love with it, too.

  • http://simenm.tumblr.com/ Simen Mangseth

    Yellow accent color! <3

    • http://www.twitter.com/vthenerd Vladan Vukmanov

      I’m in love with it, too.

  • http://twitter.com/nn_hung Nguyen Ngoc Hung

    This phone is definitely Nokia’s next Lumia 800/N9 . I can see the curve screen which I’m really enjoy it right now. Swiping in panorama menu is totally worth it. And cyan is still da sexy beast :x. Hope it’ll run WP8 

  • http://twitter.com/nn_hung Nguyen Ngoc Hung

    This phone is definitely Nokia’s next Lumia 800/N9 . I can see the curve screen which I’m really enjoy it right now. Swiping in panorama menu is totally worth it. And cyan is still da sexy beast :x. Hope it’ll run WP8 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QG7G7LMPNERHR7BX6RYG5WZTCA Anthony

    If Nokia keeps phones like these coming, they are going to storm back to the top.  If you look at the vast majority of phones from other manufacturers, they are pretty stale.  Honestly, if you were twenty feet away, could you tell whether someone was using a Samsung, HTC, or LG?  You would have to pay pretty close attention.  There’s no way you miss a Nokia, regardless of color.  The design is unique and very nice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QG7G7LMPNERHR7BX6RYG5WZTCA Anthony

    If Nokia keeps phones like these coming, they are going to storm back to the top.  If you look at the vast majority of phones from other manufacturers, they are pretty stale.  Honestly, if you were twenty feet away, could you tell whether someone was using a Samsung, HTC, or LG?  You would have to pay pretty close attention.  There’s no way you miss a Nokia, regardless of color.  The design is unique and very nice.

  • Fred A.

    I think Nokia is going to take the mobile market by storm.  At least I hope they do.  And, with that, they will give the much better WP OS a chance of a bigger market share. Here’s hoping…  The thought of an iOS and Android market only, does not sit well with me.

  • Fred A.

    I think Nokia is going to take the mobile market by storm.  At least I hope they do.  And, with that, they will give the much better WP OS a chance of a bigger market share. Here’s hoping…  The thought of an iOS and Android market only, does not sit well with me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    NOKIA is TOAST

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    NOKIA is TOAST

  • Guest

    Nokia’s definitely got the nicest designs going right now–even better than Apple.

  • metromalenyc

    Nokia’s definitely got the nicest designs going right now–even better than Apple.

  • @lucapettini

    of course its not the same…. image is unibody design…..in patent has removable battery cover 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=589506222 Luca Pettini

    of course its not the same…. image is unibody design…..in patent has removable battery cover 

  • David

    Yes I agree, now that the world’s largest
    software manufacturer and one of the largest phone hardware
    manufacturers have teamed up, Google and Apple should be afraid… Both Nokia
    and Microsoft have the world’s best marketing machine and the largest r&d
    budget, there’s no limit to what they can achieve together…

     

    Oh and if they’re not scared now, wait till Windows 8 comes out, that’s
    just going to blow everything out of the water, it will change everything,
    trust me!

     

    David.

    Nokia Smartphone Developer.

  • David

    Yes I agree, now that the world’s largest
    software manufacturer and one of the largest phone hardware
    manufacturers have teamed up, Google and Apple should be afraid… Both Nokia
    and Microsoft have the world’s best marketing machine and the largest r&d
    budget, there’s no limit to what they can achieve together…

     

    Oh and if they’re not scared now, wait till Windows 8 comes out, that’s
    just going to blow everything out of the water, it will change everything,
    trust me!

     

    David.

    Nokia Smartphone Developer.