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Nokia (NOK) and a slew of academic/business partners have received a 10-year, €1B ($1.36B)...

Nokia (NOK) and a slew of academic/business partners have received a 10-year, €1B ($1.36B) EU grant to research and commercialize graphene, an ultra-thin structure said to have "a breaking strength 300 times greater than steel," and which could potentially have a variety of electronics applications. A Nokia R&D exec compares graphene's importance to that of silicon and cheap iron. Hyperbole? We should have a better idea within a decade.
Comments (16)
  • No nononononono. We don't want real research, development or anything remotely resembling innovation. What we really want is simply another row of icons.
    31 Jan 2013, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • Mabye they will really innovate and move the head phone jack and switch to a new connector that isn't compatible at all.
    31 Jan 2013, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • AND a better screen, a better camera, more processing speed, MUCH lighter weight, and LTE.........But by all means, keep believing that the iPhone5 is not an improvement over the 4. Whatever floats your boat.
    31 Jan 2013, 07:34 PM Reply Like
  • Y'know they did in fact do that for the WP7 devices.


    With Lumia 900, they switched from the OMTP (a standard) headset jack socket to the iPhone (American Headset Jack) socket. Presumably mostly for the US market, a bit annoying because I have a bunch of headsets which use the OMTP standard; works with multiple different manufacturers.



    I think the WP8 hardware autodetects the type of headphone being used.
    1 Feb 2013, 07:15 AM Reply Like
  • Who cares about the iPhone 4?


    It is up against the 920 which has the superior screen, superior camera, LTE and NFC, and wireless charging and augmented reality and superior maps and and and.


    Meh, the minimal incremental improvements made in the iPhone 5 didn't even bring Apple up to date with the competition never mind *innovate*.
    1 Feb 2013, 07:29 AM Reply Like
  • Nokia should just change their company name to Lumia, that will be better. Clean slate.
    31 Jan 2013, 05:35 PM Reply Like
  • Nokia, Innovations with value.
    31 Jan 2013, 06:54 PM Reply Like
  • Graphene is amazing substance that could potentially be used to build jet aircraft bodies and wings that weigh almost nothing, but the only slight snag is there is not yet an industrial technique for mass producing the stuff. That is what NOK and many other partners will be working on.
    31 Jan 2013, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • Quick, buy $MMM, Scotch tape is going to be next big thing!
    31 Jan 2013, 08:24 PM Reply Like
  • Seppo what else do you follow beside NOK that is small capp under 5 dollars?
    1 Feb 2013, 08:43 AM Reply Like
  • I have been trading $AMD, and also $MCP (around $7.5 ATM) which also has nice volatility.
    1 Feb 2013, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • A billion euro government tit. Awesome.
    31 Jan 2013, 09:25 PM Reply Like
  • I feel like 3d printers could somehow solve the problem. Those things can do anything!
    1 Feb 2013, 08:30 PM Reply Like
  • Now all Nokia needs to do is convert its superior R&D to cold, hard cash.


    Thus far...nada.
    2 Feb 2013, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • Happy that Nokia is working on real innovation rather than playing catch up
    5 Feb 2013, 02:41 PM Reply Like


    imagine graphene in batteries... just imagine......
    you'll be able to fully charge your phone in around a minute. now combine that with wireless charging
    19 Mar 2013, 01:24 AM Reply Like
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