This mobile phone is proof that you can use complex technologies to create simple and emotional results. The u9 feels like a magical stone that comes to life when touched. Beautiful animations flow across the surface, completely merging the physical and digital worlds.
“The image appears to be going on somehow inside the very surface of the plastic cover. What’s more, if I close the phone while playing a track, a music player now appears – a touch-sensitive music player at that. It is as if you are looking at a perfectly ordinary spectacles case that suddenly decides to show you a television program and allows you to change channels by touching it. What witchcraft is this?”
Stephen Fry for the Observer
Design Team: Nick Woodley, Ignacio Germade (whilst at Motorola)