Complete NexPhone device array (via Emre Kosmaz)
Kosmaz Technologies has released a conceptual design, that if comes to fruition, will combine all of our mobile devices into one unit. Called the NexPhone, the concept uses a smartphone as sort of a ‘base-computer’ and can be attached to various ‘docks,’ such as a tablet, laptop or PC housing. The company states that seamless integration can be achieved through the use of Ubuntu for Android, taking multi-core Android-powered smartphones and converts them into fledgling PC’s. The NexPhone houses a connector on the back of the phone that can plug into a tablet (NexTablet) for the advantage of a bigger screen, NexLaptop for use as a mobile laptop and a full-sized monitor along with integrated keyboard and trackpad for use as a desktop. The company states that by using their NexPhone concept, consumers could save money as each dock uses the phones Wi-Fi thereby eliminating the need for multiple plans or extra charges for each device.
Kosmaz Technologies has also released projected ‘estimated prices’ for how much each device/dock should cost with the NexPhone and NexDock coming in at $499 US with $149 for the NexTablet Dock, $199 for the NexTablet and $199 for the NexMonitor Dock (with keyboard and trackpad) respectively. While it does sound impressive, the idea is still just a concept subject to change. Kosmaz is looking for funding on indiegogo to achieve a working prototype. If successful, the company will then garner a manufacturer and obtain regulatory (FCC) approvals. Their Indiegogo page sets the goal fairly low, at $950,000. In two months, it may become a reality.