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New Nokia phone is water-resistant 'on molecular level'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Mar 2013 12:49 User comments (12)

New Nokia phone is water-resistant 'on molecular level' P2i technology will protect your phone on "a molecular level."
Supposedly, the upcoming Nokia phone uses nano-coating allowing water to be repelled from the internal hardware.

The phone will keep all ports, such as the microUSB, headphone jack and potentially others, giving it a clear advantage over other similar devices that require vacuum caps and lids.

Nokia will partner with P2i for the water-resistant phone for launch later this year, although it is unclear when it will be released.

P2i has worked with Alcatel and Huawei in the past.

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12 user comments

13.3.2013 12:53

Now this is innovation. Watch Apple copy it and claim it as their own and the iFanboys praise Apple for their copying of others.


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23.3.2013 13:13

Awwww snap.


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33.3.2013 14:11

You'd have thought - what with mobile/cell phones being in large part all about use on the go out in the open and all - water-proofing would have been a very high priority from day 1.

We don't all live in California or some such usually dry sunny place

43.3.2013 14:18

Originally posted by Interestx:
You'd have thought - what with mobile/cell phones being in large part all about use on the go out in the open and all - water-proofing would have been a very high priority from day 1.

We don't all live in California or some such usually dry sunny place
It's usually not the rain water that destroys the phone but the dropping in the toilet, lake, puddle or pool that does it. Still I am sure it has been on the radar of most phone makers but the costs involved may have been too high. Hopefully that will change.


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53.3.2013 14:28

Hopefully you're right bobiroc, the days of covers & such may be coming to an end.

Here's hoping it works & becomes an industry standard.....and if it's a cheap process maybe it'll become standard in most CE goods.
It would be a hell of a boost for anyone (especially the insurance industry....and us premium paying punters) with kids having accidents, burst pipes or flooding damage if it didn't wreck your gear & you could just rinse it off.

63.3.2013 17:48

sick

73.3.2013 21:59

Now you can drop it in the toilet all you want and not worry about it any more.That's seems to be where most of them end up sooner or later.


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83.3.2013 22:29

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Now this is innovation. Watch Apple copy it and claim it as their own and the iFanboys praise Apple for their copying of others.
rofl

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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94.3.2013 12:12

Quote:
Now this is innovation.
It's basic science (in principle) but, yes, you have to wonder why no one had done this already.

I would be interested to know what the caveats involved are - there will almost certainly be some.
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105.3.2013 15:01

i saw this on Richard Hammonds "Miracles of Nature" a few months ago... interesting and makes you wonder why everyone doesn't copy it.

115.3.2013 16:45

Water damage is a great incentive to buy another new phone.

1210.3.2013 4:38

My question is - how repairable will it be? I can't imagine it would be easy to disassemble.

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