benq black box

By David Ponce

We can already hear the scores of “tactile-feedbackers” starting to piss and moan at BenQ’s latest design, called The Black Box… but guys, give it a break. It’s only a concept, and like most truly gorgeous designs, is unlikely to come out, unless of course it costs $300,000. Still, the phone is reportedly just one big touchscreen, with what looks like a dynamic interface, thus changing what is displayed based on what application you’re running.

Now, the link line leads down a really deep rabbit hole, ending in a Czech website, and it’s sort of hard to vouch for this particular piece of news and assert without a doubt that BenQ designers are actually even remotely thinking along these lines. For all we know, it’s some Photoshop wiz-kid. But in the end, it doesn’t even really matter, because that’s still one fine looking mobile, and to us geeks that was like a little bit of soft porn right there, feedbackers be damned.

[Benq Black Box Concept via Mobilemag]


  1. Black Box phone concept is one big touchscreen…

    This slick little number is a concept phone from BenQ that’s basically composed of one big touchscreen. Dynamically changing based on what application is being used, the Black Box……

  2. Translation: The iF design society awarded the “iF Design Award China 2006” prize to thic concept named “The Black Box” from BenQ-Siemensu. This concept has large touchscreen, that is on the sholw front side of the phone. So the phone can adapt to various functions. More info is not available

    Possible future life of this concept (actual product) is hinted by leaked info about prepared phone codenamed Ruby. It should have similar philosophy, with large touchscreen. It should also have 15GB harddrive and be available for the 3G networks.