Nokia and University of Cambridge have launched the Morph - a nanotechnology concept device.

Developed by Nokia Research Center (NRC) and the University
of Cambridge the Morph has been launched alongside the "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibition, on view from 24 February to 12 May 2008, at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Morph is a concept that demonstrates how future mobile devices might be stretchable and flexible, allowing the user to transform their mobile device into radically different shapes.

It demonstrates the ultimate functionality that nanotechnology might be capable of delivering: flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces.

Dr. Bob Iannucci, chief technology officer, Nokia, commented: "Nokia Research Center is looking at ways to
reinvent the form and function of mobile devices; the Morph concept shows what might be possible".

Dr. Tapani Ryhanen, head of the NRC Cambridge UK laboratory, Nokia, commented: "We hope that this combination of art and science will showcase the potential of nanoscience to a wider audience. The research we are carrying out is fundamental to this as we seek a safe and controlled way to develop and use new materials".

Elements of Morph might be available to integrate into handheld devices within 7 years, though initially only at the high-end.