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Future Nokia Pureview and Lumia handsets will be waterproof

To take on the Motorola Defy Plus
Fri May 25 2012, 10:10

FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia has confirmed that its future devices will be waterproof thanks to nano technology.

Conor Pierce, VP of Nokia Western Europe unveiled the company's new "superhydrophopic" technology at the Lumia 610 launch in London on Thursday, saying that it will be coming to future Nokia mobile devices.

Explaining how the technology works, Pierce said, "What happens when a drop of water lands on a lotus leaf [...] has baffled scientists for generations [...] but our team in Cambridge UK found a solution.

"Nano technology lets us do it. Superhydrophobic technology makes water bounce, it stops it, rolls it off the device and leaves it water impregnant, that's the magic, that's what we're going to bring to the party."

It's still unclear exactly how the technology works and when it will be coming to Nokia devices, but we're expecting it to appear as standard on all future Nokia Pureview and Lumia Windows Phone handsets.

This sees Nokia plotting to take on the incoming wave of waterproof Android handsets, such as the Motorola Defy Plus and the Panasonic Eluga. µ


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