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20 crazy concept phones

From snake phones to handsets that look like hockey pucks, these hopelessly impractical devices are the coolest-looking phones you'll never want to own.

By Paul Suarez, PC World
May 15, 2010 06:00 AM ET
Call from the future

It's one thing to know what the next iPhone is going to look like. It's an entirely different matter to know what phones will be like a few years down the road.

This slideshow is a collection of our favorite futuristic phone designs, ranging from realistic to not-so-much. Some come from the desks of design firms. Others come from the minds of folks who know their way around Photoshop and have a little too much free time on their hands. Still others are real prototypes from handset makers.

We probably won't be getting our hands on any of these babies for a few years, but most of them contain a kernel of an idea that could make its way into the mainstream, such as OLED displays and pico projectors.

Reprinted with permission from PCWorld.com. Story copyright 2012 PC World Communications. All rights reserved.
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