Axis: Cell Phone Like Digital Camera

The idea for the Axis concept cell phone by designer Matthew Swinton springs from a complete redesign of a digital camera with respect to ergonomics and interface. The phone fits vertical in your hand (like a cellphone) and touts an LCD projector that can show off pictures you've taken or connect to other media devices to display photos or video.

In order to use the phone, you slide down the protective lens cover. The top features are buttons that can be set as the snap shot and mode or environment lighting selection buttons. These can be flipped for left or right handed use.

With the release of the iPhone now only a month away, I'm predicting an increase of the number of innovative camera phone combos we see on the market. Is it just me, or is this one pretty snazzy looking?

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